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Run For Daraja

May 17th, 2018|

“When I run, the pain that I usually feel is the pain that someone feels when she is looking for money for her school," says Sabdio, a Form 4 student at Daraja.

Living Green at Daraja Academy

March 29th, 2018|

On a campus that’s twenty kilometers from the nearest town, we can’t ignore the environment. Because we get our water from a nearby river, we have to watch our water usage during dry season. Because there’s no trash collection service, we have to handle every bit of waste that we produce. With over 150 people to feed each day, we rely on our campus farm to produce fresh, healthy food.

Entrepreneurship in Daraja’s Transition Program

March 19th, 2018|

Twenty-five students sat at their desks, running over presentations in their heads. Each girl had been working on her business plan for weeks, developing her initial ideas into full proposals. As the room slowly filled — with teachers, guests, panel members, local experts, fellow students, and Daraja administration — a nervous silence settled over the room, and the evening began.

Educated Girls, Unstoppable Women

March 8th, 2018|

Monicah's (Class of 2012) future was destined to be a house cleaner until Daraja paid her $3 bus fare to attend an interview. After completing university, she won a coveted position at ActionAid Kenya due to her activism and feminist viewpoints. She will break down barriers and build bridges in the next 10 years.