Daraja Advocates began when groups of adults and students approached the organization with the hope of joining the cause. They were inspired by the Daraja girls and wanted to take an active role in their lives. In the short time the school has been operating, advocates have become a crucial part of the Daraja family.
The most important ingredient needed to become an advocate in your area is the desire to make a positive difference in the lives of the Daraja Academy students. The main roles of Daraja advocates are to raise awareness and fundraise. A few things you can do as an advocate are listed below but the possibilities are endless!
Start a Daraja Club
Daraja clubs have shined as students from around the world have learned about the struggle for girls education and worked actively to fundraise for this academy. Clubs have raised money by throwing a benefit, selling products or partnering with local businesses.
“Dimes for Daraja”
Spare change can make a huge difference and this is a fantastic way for our younger advocates to get involved. After learning about how students live in a different country, kids can begin a coin drive where they get their parents, neighbors and friends involved. This is best suited for elementary school students whose teachers want to educate them on other parts of the world, and simultaneously show them the power of change at a young age.
If you want to run a marathon, commemorate the memory of a loved one, celebrate a birthday, or honor any other special occasion, you can fundraise online using a fantastic online fundraising tool called Crowdrise. If you prefer, you can also fundraise traditionally by sending handwritten letters. Email email@example.com if you need help getting started!
Throw an event
The most effective events have been those that fund a specific need. Past events include funding for a student’s school fees for a year or funding for a sustainable source of water for campus. Deciding what to fundraise for, and scheduling a possible speaking appearance from the founders, can be arranged at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create a Giving Circle
A giving circle is a group of people working collectively to give donations to an organization. It is one of the most rewarding ways to bond with your family, friends, or coworkers while changing the direction of a young girl’s life. This featured giving circle has worked to fund a student sponsorship for one year.
Send a “Daraja” card
You can donate on behalf of specific person via the website, then contact us to let us know. Once we verify, we will send an e-postcard to the recipient recognizing the donation in their honor. It’s a special and different way to say happy birthday, happy mother’s day, happy anniversary or thank you.
Volunteer Your Expertise
The staff in California is always looking for people willing to share their professional expertise. Individuals or businesses with the time and skills to help are encouraged to contact us.
Become a Daraja Advocate. Make Your Mark.
- For more information, email email@example.com.
- For fundraising material, you can check out our Media Room