volunteer in kenya

Daraja Academy is proud to offer three unique immersion opportunities on our beautiful Nanyuki, Kenya campus.

Each of these programs is designed to offer participants meaningful work opportunities, participation in Daraja Girls’ activities, rich cultural immersion, adventures in nature through safari, as well as time for relaxation and personal reflection.

These programs are carefully scheduled at specific times during the year to maximize support of Daraja’s rigorous academic curriculum and exam schedules.

Guest Program

2016 Guest Program Dates! February 24-March 4; July 1-8; September 16-23 2016

Our Guest Program provides an opportunity for Daraja supporters to experience the school and its surrounding vibrant culture. In addition to immersion into daily life at Daraja Academy, guests visit nearby wildlife conservancies, cultural centers and successful women-run community projects. The Daraja Guest Program offers an amazing opportunity to learn about the beautiful country of Kenya and the true highlight is getting to know the amazing students of Daraja Academy!

Our guest program has an 8-day itinerary and a set price of $1,995 per person. Families are welcome – this is a wonderful travel and learning opportunity for all ages.

To reserve a spot in our Guest Program, please email: [email protected]

Sample itinerary: 2015 Guest Program Itinerary

Volunteer Program

The goal of the volunteer program is to provide volunteers with an opportunity to share their skill or talent that is missing on Daraja’s campus, while also having a cultural immersion experience. The volunteer program is set during specific 1-2 week periods throughout the school year. Volunteer accommodations include a comfortable yet rustic “banda” with private bathroom and shower and 3 meals a day in our dining hall at a cost of $50 per day.

To sign up for a volunteer trip to Daraja, please email [email protected]

Intern Program

The Intern Program offers high school, university students, and graduate students an opportunity to learn about international development and the girls’ education revolution.

Participants can intern for 1-6 months in areas such as computer technology, marketing/communications, or business administration. Interns are welcome to enroll year-round.

To apply for an internship with Daraja, please send a letter of interest and resume (and/or CV) to [email protected]