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THE 4 PILLARS OF DARAJA

PILLAR  1

Be accountable for the role you play at Daraja, neither neglecting it, nor abusing it

PILLAR  2

Maintain open communication, speak honestly and listen effectively

PILLAR  3

Embrace differences and treat all with dignity and respect.

PILLAR  4

Every day, leave it better than you found it

OUR OUTCOMES

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LATEST FROM OUR BLOG

Daraja Welcomes Class of 2021 to Campus!

February 20th, 2018|

The Class of 2021 is arriving on campus, and (after all this waiting), current students are absolutely giddy to meet their new sisters. By the time the first matatus arrive, current students have made up the new students’ beds and are hanging on the fence by the gate, screaming and cheering as the first arrivals hesitantly get out of the cars.

Do something good this Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2018|

For nearly all of the students, Daraja is the first place they’ve had their very own beds. Unfortunately, our bunk beds are extremely old and falling apart. The metal beds are rickety, unstable, and don’t have rails -- making the top bunks quite scary. The top bunks of the wooden beds have actually collapsed onto girls sleeping on the bottom bunks. Many of the beds no longer stand up on their own, and are wedged between other beds and walls to keep them upright.

On Sending 340 Letters of Regret

February 1st, 2018|

As we wrap up the final admissions interviews, we reach the most difficult part of the process: deciding which girls will receive joyous calls welcoming them to campus, and which will receive letters of regret. With only 30 available spots, we will be sending over 340 such letters this year. We are devastated for their recipients.