Every Drop Counts: Transition Students Host Anti-Pollution Campaign

Daraja Transition Students Win 53,000 Kenya Shillings for Anti-Pollution Campaign In conjunction with Laikipia Wildlife Forum in Nanyuki, Daraja Academy Transition students created an anti-pollution river campaign grant proposal. Students assessed community needs and compiled research about where river pollution and water shortage was a major problem in communities surrounding Daraja’s campus. In the

Daraja celebrates Malala Day

On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a young activist for girls’ education, survived an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen, in her home country of Pakistan. Her wounds were felt worldwide, including by Daraja students and staff. Check out what happened last year, when Daraja students were asked what steps they could take to let Malala

Celebrating Ramadan at Daraja

Six Daraja Students Celebrate the Islamic Holiday of Ramadan Islam is one of the numerous religions represented at Daraja. The most important celebration in Islam is Ramadan. Ramadan occurs in the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and begins depending on the cycle of the moon. This year, the holiday began on July 20th and concludes on

Weekly Wrap-Up

Students learn about social justice in WISH, Volleyball lessons, and the Final Exams begin It has been a quiet week at Daraja following many busy weeks. The term is winding down and students are heading into final exams, but there is always something going on at Daraja. WISH Classes on Social Justice WISH Intern Tehsin

Weekly Wrap-Up

Students compete in music and sports competitions, Form 2s host Health Day, University of San Diego works with teachers. Students Compete in Music and Sports Competitions 42 Daraja students competed in sports and music competitions over the past weekend with great success. 30 students traveled to Narok in Southwestern Kenya to compete at the District

Week wrap up

Leadership training over the holidays – Leila and Grace, who previously attended a conference about women’s opportunities in Kenyan politics, are at an East African Self Leadership training in Nairobi. They have spent most of their week in the city, learning from other women and members of GROOTS. Both girls are very active in the

What WISH is all about

By Olivia Capra Two years after my first visit to Daraja, the opportunity came for me to return to the most wonderful group of girls and continue building the school’s WISH program. We describe WISH as a life skills and women’s empowerment class that all students partake in once a week. From my viewpoint, and

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