current authorDaraja Educationoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

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Every girl has the right to an education that will improve her life, her family, and her community.

This is the idea behind the founding of Daraja Academy. When Jason and Jenni Doherty – educators from the San Francisco Bay Area – visited Kenya in 2006, they were struck by the degree that gender determined opportunity.

Without secondary education in Kenya, girls were being left behind. Some faced early marriage and pregnancies, and were unlikely to attract the professional opportunities that enable economic self-sufficiency. Education is the fastest bridge out of poverty.