By Diana Grote It’s the start of a new school year here at Daraja Academy, and the campus has already come alive! On Thursday, students arrived back to campus, lugging backpacks full of books, some having travelled for days to get here. Coming back to campus
By Janelle Lamb 2017 has been a huge year for Daraja, and we owe it all to our supporters. Here are just a few things we've accomplished together this year: We launched The Daraja Times, Kenya's first digital, high-school newspaper. Read what the Daraja girls have to say about free
By Miriam Pineau Being a Daraja girl means so much more than simply attending Daraja Academy. A Daraja girl embodies the Daraja philosophy, as conceptualized by founders Jason and Jenni Doherty. What makes a Daraja girl? A Daraja girl wakes up every day with one goal:
By Miriam Pineau Daraja Academy has grown alongside the Twala Cultural Manyatta in a partnership of sisterhood. The Twala Cultural Manyatta, lead by Project Manager Rosemary Putunoi, hosts Maasai cultural experiences and provides guided ecotours. Authentic accommodations are provided to those who wish to stay overnight.
#GivingTuesday At Daraja, we know diversity is fundamental to educating future leaders: 34 tribes, multiple religions, and over 100 villages are currently represented on campus. This Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to help make the Class of 2021 the most diverse class to date. Kenya has long
What will you do to stand up for girls’ education? Risper was taking an overnight bus from Lake Victoria to Nairobi to reach her Daraja Academy interview. She travelled with a social worker. This was her last chance to attend high school: Without a scholarship to
By Janelle Lamb “I am black by nature but proud by choice,” writes Suzanne, a senior at Daraja Academy, in a scathing condemnation of discrimination and skin bleaching titled The Neglected Species. Suzanne wrote this article by hand, sitting in her classroom in the Rift
By Silvia M. and Lucy W. (Form 1) Jason and Jenni Doherty are the founders of Daraja Academy, and parents to 115 current students and many alumni. Jenni comes from a family of eight children and is the first woman in her family to go to university.
By Lucy W. (Form 1) Hellen Ngunjiri is the Business Manager at Daraja Academy. She did a degree in commerce, certificate in accounts and diploma in human resources. Hellen is married and has one child, a boy who is 14 years and in form one. She is a