Day of the Girl at Daraja

By Bethany Hardy Today is International Day of the Girl Child! Daraja Academy is proud to stand with the UN and organizations all over the world in promoting this years theme, With Her: A Skilled GirlForce. According to the UN, “of the 1 billion young people


By Christine M. (Form 4) Heroism has nothing to do with skin colour or social status. It is a state of mind and a willingness to act for what is right and just. Knowing what you need to know actually drives out fear. For one to change

Fingernails Clogged With Dirt

By Margaret W. (Form 2) I refuse to take your brotherly hand Your nails are black with dirt, brother And your palms are clammy with sweat I refuse to take the hand you extend in help, I shall not join hands with you, brother For unclean hands make

Technology in Education

By  Margaret W. (Form 2) Technology is giving devices a digital voice and they will be talking about us. By forgetting our concerns over the security of online transactions, or by revealing too much on Facebook or other social media platforms, the “system” already knows us, and we

Perspectives on Kenya’s Development

By Martha A., Peris N., Irene M., Faith C., and Naima A.. (Form 1) “Kenya is among the developing countries in Africa. It is said to be developing because there are still many problems for which solutions have not been found. In many parts of Kenya, there are

Women of Strength and Hope For The Best

By Miriam W. (Form 3) I believe women are the most powerful people on earth, if only given the change to show what they can really do. Many people think that the work of a woman is to stay at home, take care of the kids, cook

The Pillars and Beliefs of the Islamic Religion

By  Anzel M. (Form 1) Islam means peace or submission to the will of God. It is a religion founded by Mohamed (SAW). Allah is the one and only God. A Muslim is someone who follows or practices Islam. The rules of Islam are based on five pillars.

Food Shortage in Kenya

By  Broline O. (Form 1) Due to a shortage of food in Kenya, many people are dying This includes many of the professional people who had hope for the world. Furthermore, it has been seen that Kenyan youths lose job opportunities due to a lack of enough energy

Fostering Resilient Girls

By Hayden Bates The wellbeing of a student equals success. We need to understand and address the things that make a student unwell, the little things in their minds that add up. But, firstly, I can’t address students’ concerns until I am well myself. Victoria Guchi, Principal Resilience is

Girls’ Education

By Mary K. (Form 1) Girls are the most important people in the society. They assist and take a big part in assisting the community. They are good-hearted and really try their best to do an important thing in the community. Girls’ education is very important in

Baragoi: My Area

By  Reginah A. (Form 3) I live in the northern part of Kenya, called Baragoi. It is a cool place but rarely rains. I come from a semi-arid area full of sweet homesteads. Our area has lots of acacia trees and cactus trees. This signifies that it is

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