Daraja and Marin Academy students work together to facilitate campus-wide water audit, W.I.S.H. classes
In their 3rd consecutive annual summer visit to campus led by Daraja board member Mark (and wife, Johanna) Stefanski, the Marin Academy of California arrived last week to facilitate W.I.S.H. classes, collaborate on a water audit project, co-instruct computer classes, and experience life as a Daraja girl first hand.
“Marin Academy has brought inspiration to Daraja,” Maureen, Form 4 said. “What I mean is that they bring new ways to learn about skills that we already have. They make things like journaling, art, and computer skills fun and feel new.”
This annual visit gives students an opportunity to collaborate on teaching methods, learning moments and swap stories about high school experiences.
“It has been a really rewarding experience to return to campus three years later and see how much its changed and reconnect with the girls,” said Olivia, an alumnus of Marin Academy and former Daraja intern. “It has been equally refreshing to experience it through the lenses of the Marin Academy students who are taking it all in for the first time. The most common take away from our reflection meetings every day here is just how much we are all learning from the Daraja students.”
Marin Academy is also tutoring, working in the farm, teaching journaling, art photography and computers.