This is a girl who is very determined. She has what it takes and is ready to rock the world with energy and change it for the better...I strongly believe that a girl can do wonders if just given a ground to stand on.
By Miriam Pineau As a Canadian visiting Kenya for the first time, I have experienced everything this country has to offer with wide-eyed enthusiasm. I use the word enthusiasm because I have lived in Kenya for one month, and I already feel an attachment so strong
By Miriam Pineau On September 26, 2017, the Daraja Academy’s brand-new science laboratory was unveiled. The event was attended by BG Kenya and BG Tanzania (subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell), who made this project possible. Daraja received funding in 2016 from BG Kenya in order to
By Miriam Pineau “It’s good to have the alumni back. It makes me feel proud to be a Daraja girl. The family is full now.” -Mary, Form 2. On Saturday, September 2, recent alumni of Daraja Academy joined current Daraja students on campus for a full
In Honor of World Water Week The 2017 World Water Week ran from August 27 to September 1, with the theme Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse. This theme resonates with everyone at Daraja Academy, where all staff and students are extremely diligent with the water supply.
Tomorrow (August 8th) is election day in Kenya; citizens will soon be at the polls casting votes for their local and national representatives. The Presidential run between sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta and leading rival Raila Odinga has been brutally tight, with the country nearly evenly split.
By Jessica Bundage This week, the Daraja girls are taking their talents to the national stage. Sophia N. (Form 2) will be traveling to Kakamega, located in the Western part of Kenya, to participate in the National Music and Drama Competition. She will be performing Spoken Word Poetry about the need for
By Jessica Bundage As I settle into life at Daraja, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know some of the staff members who make this school so special. One of these individuals is Teacher Carol, who was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to talk to me
By Jessica Bundage Daraja Academy is happy to welcome it’s newest member, Mary Avosa, as our new dorm matron! Mary is originally from the town of Kitale, in the Western part of Kenya, and is a member of the Maragoli tribe. She is the oldest of six siblings. As
By Jessica Bundage Hello! My name is Jessica Bundage. I am the new Communications Intern here at Daraja Academy. My first week here has been a whirlwind of new faces and so many new names! I am so excited and honored to be working at Daraja Academy this summer. Even just a
By Chelsea Kincheloe and Paul Chelule As I sit down to write this most recent blog, the sweet sounds of rain greet my ears. Finally. Kenya usually experiences what is called bimodal rain falls, meaning there are two rainy seasons: the short season usually lasts from November to December, and the long
By Sue Whitmore, Campus Volunteer Sue Whitmore, 74, spent two weeks on campus teaching the girls poetry and how to play the recorder. This is her second year volunteering at Daraja. By the end of her visit, she had compiled a book of the girl’s poetry. In the following blog, she writes about