Articles are typed by staff and volunteers, and are edited lightly for clarity. Each piece reflects only the thoughts of the writer at the time, and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of Daraja Academy.
By Irene A. (Form 1) Once upon a time there was widow who live near the river. She had three children- one son and two daughters. Her husband died a long time ago in an accident, so the woman remained alone with her three children. She took her children to the school which
By Brenda N. (Form 2) Being the only girl in the family, her father really loved her. She was not only beautiful but also clever. She made us laugh with the way she used to compete with her brothers in almost everything, she was a very joyful and everyone loved her. It always
By Martha O. (Form 2) I went upcountry to visit my grandmother for the holidays. As usual, my cousins and I got so excited when it was time to go fetch firewood. We loved telling stories as we fetched the wood. As soon as we got there they were so fast collecting their
By Dora (Form 2) Dear Future Dora at The World Bank, How was life in university? What does it feel like to be a high school graduate? What exactly drove you to be the person you are right now? I hope you are moving on so well, although life is never smooth. Remember,
By Martha O. It was late in the evening, my mother had arrived home from the market. She called and told me she wanted to send me to my grandmother. Upon hearing this, I was very happy because for a long time I had not seen my grandmother. I particularly loved the stories
By Christine M. (Form 4) Heroism has nothing to do with skin colour or social status. It is a state of mind and a willingness to act for what is right and just. Knowing what you need to know actually drives out fear. For one to change a wrong situation, you do not