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

Using iPods to Expand Classroom Learning

Daraja girls learn how to use iPods in the classroom Tuesday was an exciting day at Daraja as the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences presented the teachers with iPads and Form 1 students with iPods. The goal of the new technology is to provide students and teachers with an environment

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

A brand new welcome to campus

Unveiling one of their biggest projects to date was a big highlight for the art club and all the Daraja girls. Earlier this month members of the club finished painting the Daraja gate, plans for which were started back in June when students from Marin Academy were on campus. The Daraja girls worked

Week wrap up

End of term– Once again, the girls loaded up several minibuses, hugged each other goodbye and set off for the journey home for the holidays. They completed their finals on Tuesday and spent the rest of the week getting themselves organized for their vacation, playing sports and doing special WISH (Women of Integrity, Strength and

Week wrap up

It's the last week before final exams begin! The girls are deep in review classes and study hall, but still saving some time for a few extracurriculars! New pen pals in Tanzania – Volunteer Sarah Montgomery, who’s studying at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies, arranged for the girls to write letters to high

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