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Making Peace

Making Peace

Sometimes things fall into our laps. They become ours without much work, effort or forethought. However, sometimes we see something that we desperately want and it takes a lot of energy and discussion before we can even dare to dream …

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What Would You Do For Girls’ Education?

What Would You Do For Girls’ Education?

Seven years ago, my wife and I had a serious, life changing conversation that orbited around one key question: “how far were we willing to go for girls education?” We knew the data that was building up annually that showed …

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Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

On August 8th, 20 young women graduated from Daraja’s 5-year program ready for college, career, and community. We are so proud of these extraordinary ladies and know they are going to change the world. This our second graduating class at …

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Under the Tree

Under the Tree

Under a tree, on top of a hill that over looks the Daraja Academy campus, a few members of the school’s administrative team met with a group of elders from the local community… 70 elders from the local community!

The …

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KCSE Results Are Cause for Celebration at Daraja!

KCSE Results Are Cause for Celebration at Daraja!

As February rolls into March, tensions begin building in secondary schools across Kenya. Each morning principals, teachers and especially student restlessly check the news in anticipation of the K.C.S.E test results: the exam that defines each student’s high school performance …

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Reflections on Student Selection

Reflections on Student Selection

Daraja administrators have just completed Student Selection for our new Form 1 (first year) class.  Here Daraja founder, Jenni Doherty, gives a view into what Student Selection trips are like:

We have 2 more days to go on Student Selection …

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Happy Holidays from the Daraja Family!

Happy Holidays from the Daraja Family!

For much of the world, the November, December, and January months signify a time of celebration, quality time, and meaningful gift giving. In Kenya, holiday celebrations do not differ much from the United States. Right now, Daraja students are on …

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Why Daraja?

Why Daraja?

There’s a little thing we call “Daraja Fever,” that visitors and volunteers often catch and spread during and after visiting campus. Symptoms include sore cheeks from smiling, a full heart of love, and a plaguing desire to return once you’ve

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Alumni Check-In: Lillian

Alumni Check-In: Lillian

In August of this year, Daraja celebrated our first graduating class of girls. After four years of secondary school classes and a five-month Transition Program, Lillian walked across the stage on Daraja’s campus and received Daraja’s equivalent of a diploma- …

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