daraja in the news

films

Girls of Daraja

Daraja Academy is a revolutionary idea – a secondary school where remarkable Kenyan girls, otherwise forgotten due to the lack of school fees, are given the one thing they desire most… a chance to succeed, because Daraja and its supporters believe educated girls can transcend poverty and change the world.

Executive Producer Deborah Santana. Directed & Produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker Barbara Rick. Cinematography & Sound by Jim Anderson. Edited by Ann Collins. Associate Producer/Assistant Editor Julia Wrona. Music by Salvador Santana, Rachael Sage, John Califra & Pearson Constantino. Animation by Dancing Diablo. A Production of Out of The Blue Films, Inc. a 501(c)(3).

 http://www.outofthebluefilms.com

School of my Dreams

School of my Dreams, the follow up to Girls of Daraja, is a moving portrait of the students of Daraja Academy, a free Kenyan boarding school for exceptional girls living in poverty. 

Committed to transforming their communities and the world, Daraja students demonstrate in their own words and art how education is expanding their vision and unlocking their dreams.

The series of award-winning short documentaries from Executive Producer Deborah Santana and Peabody & Emmy-winning filmmaker Barbara Rick of Out of The Blue Films, Inc. highlights the immense power of educating women and girls worldwide.

Executive Producer Deborah Santana, http://www.doalittle.org
Directed & Produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker Barbara Rick. Cinematography & Sound by Jim Anderson. Edited by Laure Sullivan. Associate Producer/Assistant Editor Julia Wrona. Music by Salvador Santana, Jim Anderson, John Califra & Pearson Constantino. Animation by Dancing Diablo. A Production of Out of The Blue Films, Inc. a 501(c)(3) http://www.outofthebluefilms.com

television

Daraja Academy on SF Bay Area’s ABC7

ABC 7 news anchor Cheryl Jennings segment on the Daraja Academy students visit to Woodside Priory School.

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Barbara Rick, Out of the Blue Films

Amy Carr, Amy Carr Photography

Leah Lau, Silent Light Photography

Robert Johnson

Steve Disenhof

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Hard Life is Unfair Lesson to Kenyan Teen, Joyce Wanjiru (2016), May 13, 2015

Quality of Male Chiefs Varies in Kenya, Mary Mukami (2016) and Bilha Akoth (2015), April 1, 2015

Teen Rises Above Father’s HateIrene Wacera (2014), Women’s E-News, February 11, 2015

When Family Isn’t Safe: Assault in KenyaDaraja Media Club and Bilha Akoth (2015), Women’s E-News, January 8, 2015

Time to Talk about ‘It’ in KenyaMercy Wambui (2016), Euphrasia Atieno (2014), Christine Khayeri (2017), and Joyce Wanjiru (2016), Women’s E-News, December 23, 2014

Cycle of Drugs and Poverty in a Kenyan HospitalLilian Akoth (2015), Women’s E-News, November 19, 2014

Blind Kenyan Runner Pursues Vision Supporting People with Disabilities, Lilian Nyambura (2013), Esther Mahiri (2012), and Carol Nyangi (2012), Global Press JournalNovember 3, 2014

Avoiding Early Marriage is Key for Kenyan GirlsZaituna Bora (2015), Meldah Wanjiku (2015), Faith Wambui (2017), Women’s E-News, October 22, 2014

Kenyan Teen Fights Tradition, Escapes FGMDaraja Media Club, Women’s E-News, October 8, 2014

Waitressing Taught Me to Serve Myself FirstLilian Nyambura (2013), Women’s E-News, August 28, 2014

Family Planning: More than Free Condoms in KenyaJoan Cherop (2013), Women’s E-News, August 7, 2014

Daraja Academy in the News

2 Kenyan Students Attend Portola Valley Boarding School for 3 Weeks, ABC7News, May 1, 2015

Cool School: Daraja AcademyKPIX5 CBS, November 26, 2013

San Rafael Couple’s Kenya School Graduates First ClassMarin Independent Journal, October 14, 2013

How Students Become Citizens of the World: Daraja’s Transition ProgramDay of the Girl Summit, October 8, 2013

Education – A Bridge to the FutureHuffington Post, May 15, 2013

New films chronicle impact of education, empowerment on Kenyan girls, National Catholic Reporter, May 30, 2013

Daraja Academy Celebrates International Day of the GirlCNN iReport, October 23, 2012

Marin students partner with Daraja Academy to celebrate International Day of the Girl, San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch, October 9, 2012

Our own Sarah Montgomery speaks about Daraja and Bay to Breakers, NBC Bay Area News, May 19, 2012

Kenya to the BreakersSanta Clara Magazine, May 18, 2012

Runner helps raise funds for African school founded by San Rafael residents, Marin Independent Journal, May 16, 2011

Dogged determination marks 100th Bay to Breakers run, San Jose Mercury News, May 15, 2011

B2B Winner Runs to Benefit Kenyan Girls’ School, CBS TV. Search “Lineth”, May 14, 2011

Running for a Cause at Bay to Breakers and in KenyaOcean Beach Bulletin, May 13, 2011

2010 Race Winner and Other Bay Area Supporters Run for Kenyan Girls Education in this year’s 100th Bay to Breakers Race, San Francisco Sentinel, May 12, 2011

One on One – Daraja Academy, Peninsula TV, May 9, 2011

S.F.-Kenya program builds bridge between teens, San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 2011

350 Africa: Nanyuki, Kenya350.org, October 19, 2010

How to Become an Activist, Huffington Post, August 19, 2010

Nation Readers’ Top Ten, The Nation, August 12, 2010

Fund-Raising Videos That Work: Personal Stories from Afar, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 19,2010