Girl Child

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.

In Honor of World Water Week

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.

Daraja Girls on the National Stage

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

WISH to Empowerment

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 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

Farm Life at Daraja

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

Volunteering on Campus

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

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