It is clear to us at Daraja Academy that passionate students can be the best advocates for other passionate students. Around the world, from San Francisco to Australia, students are advocates for Daraja Academy and Girls Education through Daraja Clubs. From visiting campus and interacting with Daraja girls to hosting successful fundraising events to participating in Bay to Breakers, high school and college aged students are already making a huge […]
In the heart of Laikipia County, beautiful wildlife conservancies like the Mpala Research Centre are nearby Daraja’s campus. Each year, Mpala hosts hundreds of researchers who focus on the wildlife and vegetation in the area. Daraja Academy prioritizes local partnerships, so Daraja students were eager to learn when Mpala hosted a “Women in Conservation” lecture series on campus last Wednesday.
The talk began as an opportunity for the girls to learn […]
Now that the summer season has come to a close in the United States, many of Daraja’s dedicated volunteers and visitors have left campus. It is no secret that the hands of volunteers are incredibly valuable here on campus and the global relationships that they establish are cherished by both students and visitors. Cristen, a student at the University of Louisville who was in Kenya for a study abroad trip, recently […]
During a teacher development workshop in July, Daraja teachers discussed the importance of computer literacy for Daraja Academy graduates.
Martin, our computer class teacher and IT specialist on campus, works closely with Daraja students and teachers to integrate technology use into classroom curriculums.
“Based on how the world is right now, every employer expects you to be computer literate. We must empower our girls to have this skill to help them succeed […]
After the end of Term 2, Daraja students headed to their homes all across the country of Kenya to spend two weeks on break from classes. One student, Purity, an aspiring journalist, recorded her experiences on break in a diary in order to tell Daraja supporters what break is like for Daraja students.
Here is what she wrote:
“In Daraja, the students are to complete 10 hours of community service during their […]
On Friday, September 6 Annual Prefect Elections were held at Daraja Academy. In the weeks prior, lunch and dinner conversations were filled with chatter about nominations and the upcoming elections, and the girls were all excited to elect their newest school leaders.
A prefect is a representative of the student body with a specialized position. For example, the compost prefect is responsible for ensuring that the compost is turned regularly and […]
Part of being a WISH woman for Daraja students (a Woman of Integrity, Strength, and Hope) is learning about issues that impact their world. As global citizens and leaders in their communities, learning about issues that affect themselves and their communities is vital. During the month of July, Daraja students learned about the importance of Self Defense.
“The techniques are useful to many girls who may meet problems and then they […]
After a short break and our very first graduation event, the girls began classes for Term 3 today.
Term 3 will be filled with excitement like the KCSE testing for Form 4’s and Prefect Elections. The upcoming testing and other excitements of the term can put pressure on the Daraja girls at times, so Karen Mwangi from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission visited to speak to the girls about managing […]
With internships having come to a close for the transition girls, Cate feels that her Daraja experience has come full-circle. For her internship, Cate taught at Ol Girgiri Primary, a local school that is only a few kilometers from Daraja’s campus. What makes this extra special is that Cate actually attended this school as a student.
“Cate was the second girl from this school to attend secondary school,” reported Dixon, principal […]
So, the first Daraja graduates have been welcomed into the world, but where to? Many girls are attending University, many are applying to enroll in college courses, and many plan to search for jobs and bring their gained knowledge and skills back to their communities.
Everlyne and Christine (Tina) will be attending Moi University, where Tina will be specializing in Education. Monicah and Betty will be at the University of Nairobi. […]