The mission of The Daraja Education Fund is to create sustainable educational models in struggling communities. Daraja Academy is its first project and provides a quality secondary education (high school) free to exceptional Kenyan girls because we believe educated girls can transcend poverty and change the world.
The students selected rank among the highest in their primary schools, exude strong leadership qualities, and yet would have NO means of continuing their education due to lack of funds. Many are orphans, victims of AIDS, domestic abuse or sexual abuse and access to this type of quality education is virtually non-existent for the extremely destitute and rural population.
Daraja Academy is more than a free boarding school. It is a paradigm shift in the way girls are seen in Kenya. Daraja students become leaders in their communities and are building bridges of opportunities for others.