Daraja Transition Students Win 53,000 Kenya Shillings for Anti-Pollution Campaign
In conjunction with Laikipia Wildlife Forum in Nanyuki, Daraja Academy Transition students created an anti-pollution river campaign grant proposal. Students assessed community needs and compiled research about where river pollution and water shortage was a major problem in communities surrounding Daraja’s campus.
In the transition schedule is a unit about community projects and proposal writing. Sammy of Laikipia Wildlife Forum facilitated this […]
For the last three weeks, Form 4 & Student Body President, Alice Naini, and Form 2, Abdia Osman, have been studying at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley. The relationship between Daraja and Priory began back in 2008, when Priory held the very first Daraja fundraiser.
We would like to share with you a press release (below) from Priory and express our sincerest gratitude to Priory for inviting Alice and Abdia […]
Look out World, there is a powerful storm brewing and its epicenter is at Daraja Academy. The results from the 2014 Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national exam are out and they cannot be ignored! Girls’ lives are changing as they grow to be powerful, intelligent leaders and girls’ education is changing right along with them.
As a whole, this last class of test takers set a new standard of […]
Sometimes things fall into our laps. They become ours without much work, effort or forethought. However, sometimes we see something that we desperately want and it takes a lot of energy and discussion before we can even dare to dream of that thing becoming ours.
For Daraja’s Form 4 students Rose R., Lilian T., Mary S. and Asuza… the thing that they wanted more than almost anything else was peace. Peace […]
Under a tree, on top of a hill that over looks the Daraja Academy campus, a few members of the school’s administrative team met with a group of elders from the local community… 70 elders from the local community!
The meeting began with a traditional Maasai prayer as the clouds burned away from Mt. Kenya to the southeast. In customary call and response style, the local holy man chanted a sentence […]
As February rolls into March, tensions begin building in secondary schools across Kenya. Each morning principals, teachers and especially student restlessly check the news in anticipation of the K.C.S.E test results: the exam that defines each student’s high school performance and determines their ability to attend university.
Daraja Academy’s level of eagerness has been just as high and finally the results are in for the students who sat for the 2013 […]
Daraja administrators have just completed Student Selection for our new Form 1 (first year) class. Here Daraja founder, Jenni Doherty, gives a view into what Student Selection trips are like:
We have 2 more days to go on Student Selection and we are spending the night in Makindu (a small truck stop town on the Mombasa Highway). There are no hotels worth mentioning, but the Sikh temple has dormitories so we are staying […]
With 2013 coming to a close, we’d like to take a walk down memory lane and look back on such a momentous year for Daraja Academy.
January started off with a new school year – the 5th for Daraja. Second, third, and fourth-year students returned to campus excited for the upcoming year, eager to learn. Also this month, “School of my Dreams,” a new documentary about Daraja was released by Out […]
For much of the world, the November, December, and January months signify a time of celebration, quality time, and meaningful gift giving. In Kenya, holiday celebrations do not differ much from the United States. Right now, Daraja students are on break from classes and are home with their families. They are celebrating holidays, spending time with their loved ones and communities, performing community service, and preparing for the new school […]