Education
 Kenya
Project #10455

Lap-A-Thon: Bay to Breakers sister race in Kenya!

by Daraja Education Fund

Summary

Girls Rule! The Daraja girls are empowered each year to raise money for their four-year scholarships through each lap that they run. The sheer pride the girls have during this exciting event has made it one of the most important and fun events on campus each year!
$2,000
total goal
$1,990
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

There is an 80% dropout rate from primary school to secondary school for children in Kenya, according to the 2009 Kenya census. The statistics are even more staggering for girls who are often obligated to household chores, provide immediate income to the family if married or if they sell their bodies. Compound that with the reality that more than half of Daraja's students are orphaned and from rural Kenya, and it makes graduating secondary school for this group nothing short of a miracle.

Solution

Daraja Academy's unique educational model focuses on 4 main components: female empowerment, cross-cultural education, social and environment responsibility and personal/career development. This school is located in rural Kenya, an area where girls are consistently dismissed and forgotten. With their Daraja scholarships, however, Daraja girls are given the tools and resources to be critical thinkers, progressive leaders and architects of their futures.

Long-Term Impact

The Daraja Academy students are given the tools and resources to be the voices for other young women and girls in their country. Upon graduation, they will be powerful women with the capacity, experience and global understanding to be Kenya's future female leaders.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​daraja-academy.org/​

Organization Information

Daraja Education Fund

Location: San Rafael, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.daraja-academy.org
Project Leader:
Jenni Doherty
San Rafael, CA United States

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