Daraja girls are busy! From sunrise to sundown, their days are filled with classes, studying, and activities. As out amazing volunteer Gloria Diamond takes you through what a typical day looks like, ask yourself: do you have what it takes to be a Daraja girl?

6:00-6:45– Sport (Tuesdays/Thursdays) It’s tough – I’ve done it – but SO worth it to spend time with some giggling teenagers and witness an incredible Kenyan sunrise!

Yep, that’ll do it.

7:30-8:00 Breakfast. Traditional Wimbi Porridge made from millet flour, bread rolls, fresh watermelon and eggs

8:00-8:45 Period 1

8:45- 9:30 Period 2

9:30 – 10:15 Period 3

10:15- 10:30 TEA BREAK in capitals because it’s delicious, spiced chai with a banana to get you through the rest of the morning

10:30- 11:15 Period 4

11:15- 12:00 Period 5

12:00 – 12:45 Period 6

12:50- 13:50 LUNCH TIME, I’ve spent a couple of mornings helping out in the kitchen and they spend hours preparing delicious meals from scratch– githeri, ugali, Sukuma wiki, Kenyan Pilau…


13:50- 14:35 Period 7

14:35 – 15:20 Period 8

15:20-15:30 AFTERNOON BREAK time for the girls to grab some water, check in with their ‘family’ from different forms, then head back to finish their afternoon.

15:30- 16:15 Period 9

16:15 – 17:00 Period 10 – WISH class!

(Artwork in the WISH classroom)

17:00 – 18:00 OFFICE HOURS an opportunity for Daraja girls to see their teachers and get extra help or have a few questions answered.

Daraja girls are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and talented teachers who are as tireless as they are when it comes to learning!

18:00-19:00 DINNER

19:00 – 22:00 After Worship, the girls can head to the Library and read the paper or pick up a book, spend some time in Study Hall to stay on top of their homework, or do some evening sports practice.

PHEW! Take it from me, the days at Daraja are full and Daraja girls work hard so they can achieve their full potential. We are so proud of them.