D Did you know that in Kenya, there is only 1 dentist to every 378,000 people? Drs. Peter Loomer and Yvonne Biuschi from New York University Dental are trying to help. For 10 years, they have partnered with Daraja to do check-ups and teach oral health to the girls and the local community. They have even helped the Daraja girls organize a group of student leaders who help their peers and nearby primary schools take care of their oral hygiene. A couple of weeks ago, NYU Dental held a fundraising event in New York, which was attended by Daraja founder Jason Doherty and included a video featuring Daraja’s campus and students.
GIRLS SAVING THE WORLD
A After a stellar performance at the district and regional levels, Sophia and Eunice from Daraja’s senior class headed to Nairobi on April 6th for science nationals. They have created a hand-held water treatment system using plant-based filtration that can be used cheaply by people in drought-stricken areas.
CLASS OF 2019 = AWESOME
Graduation is on Friday! This year’s graduates includes Mary K., the highest scoring student in the district. And Asha, the first muslim girl to teach at Daraja. Like Asha, each graduate already has an internship under her belt with one of Daraja’s many partners, including 2 new partners: KALRO (agricultural research) and El Karama (eco-lodge)
Which of the following animals has never visited Daraja’s Campus? A) Leopard B) Zebra C) Baboon D) Elephant
In which of the following sports do the Daraja girls not participate? A) Cricket B) Table Tennis C) Rugby D) Netball
Which of the following is not produced and used by Daraja? A) Eggs B) Cabbage C) Goat Milk D) Honey
1- B) Zebra 2- A) Cricket 3- Trick Question. They are all produced on campus!