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Who We Are

Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education. The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.

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Join the Race for Daraja 2014


The 2014 Bay to Breakers is coming up on May 18 in San Francisco.  Each year, Daraja supporters take part in the race as a way to raise funds and awareness for girls’ education.  This year, we hope you’ll join us!

Getting started is as easy as 1,2,3…

  1. Go to www.baytobreakers.com to register for the event.  Use special code DARAJA5 to receive a $5 discount off of registration.
  2. Go to http://www.crowdrise.com/RaceforDaraja-2014B2B  where you can create your own fundraising page or join a team that is already registered.
  3. Send the link for your fundraising page out to your friends and family via Twitter, Facebook and email  so that they can start sponsoring you.

Approximately two weeks before the event we’ll send you a Daraja t-shirt to run in as well as a photo of the student you’ll be running in support of and we’ll also let you know where all of the Daraja supports will meet for the start of the race.
If you aren’t able to join us at the Bay to Breakers, you can still get involved by visiting our Race for Daraja 2014 Crowdrise page and making a contribution to the fundraising page of one of our runners.

The Race for Daraja benefits Daraja Academy in its work to provide a quality education for exceptional girls of need in Kenya.


Featured Student

  • Rose


    Meet Rose, Form I

    Upon arrival at Daraja Academy, Rose seemed timid and nervous.  Coming from Makueni County, she left a life at home where she cooked and washed clothing daily, and walked 6 kilometers for water for her family. …

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Watch the award-winning short documentary film “Girls of Daraja,” by Emmy-winning filmmaker Barbara Rick & Out of The Blue Films, Inc.


Get Involved

  • Steve & Jono Disenhof, Marin, CA

    Steve & Jono Disenhof, Marin, CA

    It all started last Fall, when founders Jenni and Jason Doherty came to speak at Marin Academy and my son Jono and wife Joanne came home talking about a school in Kenya and how Jono was thinking he might travel …

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Daraja Education Fund – 415-456-8055

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