Photo L to R: Jenni Doherty, Jason Doherty & Deborah Santana
Daraja Academy – a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education.
Daraja means “Bridge” in Swahili. Daraja Academy is building bridges to opportunity in Kenya.
There was a warm welcoming music band, Deborah’s son Salvador Santana.
After the music, Deborah introduced herself and talked about the school. We had a chance to view the award winning short documentary “Girls of Daraja” . (Please click on the image to view “Girls of Daraja” on YouTube.)
Founder Jenni and Jason Doherty talked about the information how can you help girls change the world.
DARAJA IS CHANGING GIRLS’ LIVES
$10,000 – Full 4 year high school scholarship
$2,500 – Full year student scholarship
$1,250 – Half a teachers salary
$550 – Full year of healthy meals for one student
$150 – Full year of school supplies
$50 – Fully stocked school backback
$25 – A uniform for one student
It was great opportunity for helping girls in Kenya.