Daraja Academy opens its doors

Mark Lukach edited this video showing the students from Daraja Academy in Kenya. He wanted to capture the energy of the school and i think he’s done a great job doing that. The school opened its doors three weeks ago to 26 girls from Kenya who otherwise would not have received an education. Congratulations go to Jason and Jennie Doherty who packed up everything in San Francisco and moved to Kenya to help realise this dream.

This is one of the reasons our Year 9 students are excited about starting planning for Sleepout for Schools, an idea they have cultivated to help raise money to support Girl’s education in Kenya and India. Watch the video and I’m sure you will see good reason for involvement in supporting such a cause. They are planning a sleepout at our school on May 22nd and participants will be seeking sponsorship with the aim of raising money to support a worthy cause like Daraja.

On that note, think about joining with us. We would love to see other schools collaborate with us, Mark Luckach’s school in San Francisco and Daraja Academy in Kenya. Daraja means bridge, and this is all about building bridges of support. Come and form part of that bridge with us.

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  1. judypdrsn

    Hi Jenny. The project and video are very exciting. Other than fundraising, what types of collaboration are these girls looking for?

    • jennylu

      Ideally, they are looking at forming a connection with the school and getting to know the students themselves. That will obviously hinge on their (Daraja’s) access to the technology that can enable such interaction. A good reason for contributing to the fundraising to support the school as far as we can see. If other schools got on board then there are further connections to be made. The idea of all of us working together collectively and the connections that can be made that way, can contribute much to the learning of the students we teach.

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