Alumni Check-In: Leila at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Since Daraja’s first graduation ceremony in August, our graduates have dispersed themselves throughout the country, each with a separate journey. Some graduates have been volunteering before their January report date for University attendance, some have already started their University classes or are starting in January, some have been teaching, some have found jobs with banks

Sponsor Spotlight: Lauren & Jael

In addition to participating in events like Bay to Breakers, visiting campus, and staying up to date with Daraja on our Facebook and Twitter, supporters have a unique opportunity to sponsor a student on Daraja’s campus. This sponsor-student relationship is incredibly special, since the students really treasure their sponsor’s contribution to their education. Students communicate

KCSE Exams 2013: We’re halfway done!

When the KCSE testing began, Daraja’s fourth year students felt excited, anxious, and undoubtedly nervous. At 8:00 in the morning on Tuesday, October 22, first, second, and third year students hugged their big sisters and watched as they lined up to enter their exam rooms. Nine weekdays and fourteen exams later, the fourth year students

Daraja Rain: An essay by Barbara Rick

The following essay was written by our friend, Barbara Rick, about Daraja's very first Graduation Day this past August. The essay was originally published in issue No. 8 for Works and Days Quarterly, an online journal of arts, letters, and craft. Visit their webpage to read the full Autumn issue and see the original version of

A new K.C.S.E. tradition!

On the morning of their first exam day for the K.C.S.E. testing, fourth year Daraja students listened intently as a letter from “Mom and Dad,” or co-founders Jason and Jenni, was read to them. This year is the second year that Daraja Academy has had girls taking the K.C.S.E. and clear traditions are beginning to

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