Carr Educational Foundation

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Location: San Rafael CA 94901 USA

Mission: Daraja Academy in Kenya is a revolutionary school that empowers smart and driven girls to be leaders of change. The student body consists of girls that were at the top of their classes but didn't have the means to continue school. Daraja Academy provides the girls four year high school scholarships to allow them to be architects of their own futures.
Results: The school opened its gates in 2009 and will be celebrating its first graduating class in 2012!
Target demographics: Daraja students are selected from all four corners of Kenya and have excellent academic scores and leadership skills but do not have the financial means to continue their education. Acceptance into Daraja Academy is a positive change for the girls' future.
Geographic areas served: Kenya
Programs: Daraja Academy is one of only a few secondary schools in East Africa that actually interviews its prospective students. Where other schools base their student intake solely on the grades, Daraja has a thorough student selection process that emphasizes recruiting leaders. Our innovative educational model melds the traditionally rigorous Kenyan educational standards with innovative teaching practices like project-based learning (PBL), research field trips and community partnerships. A 13:1 student-teacher ratio means that our students enjoy the benefits of personalized instruction. In addition to an effective academic curriculum, the academy has four main focus areas: - Female Empowerment - Community Responsibility - Cross-Cultural Education - Personal and Career Development
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It is a great organization run by dedicated volunteers who go above and beond the call of duty to ensure that the girls get everything they need to help them for the future.

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Great experience and non profit that allows you to take what you know and share it with the eager and open students of Daraja Academy. Inversely you end up learning so much more from the students of this wonderful secondary school about the human spirit, community and perseverance. An eye opening experience.

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This is an amazing organization. It is changing the world. Sounds a bit overstated, but believe me, it is not. They are passionate, dedicated, deliberate, and loving in their approach to help women help themselves and each other, providing an opportunity to receive not only an education, but inspiring young minds to work together to change their communities, and ultimately the planet. Thank you for all you do Daraja!!!

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Daraja Academy is an amazing non-profit providing education and shelter for young girls in Kenya who otherwise would have never had a chance to attend school, have a normal life or simply grow up in a safe environment. I visited the campus 3 years ago and I was so overwhelmed with the reality of how this organization has impacted the lives of these beautiful girls roaming around the campus with their innocent and youthful smile beaming hope and happiness otherwise destined to submit to very unfortunate circumstances.

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Daraja Academy is quite simply an outstanding organization. The staff is extremely qualified and dedicated to seeing these girls succeed. It's hard to believe that just a few years ago the first class of 26 girls joined Daraja Academy to begin their studies. Now, that first class will be graduating soon and the progress they have made academically and personally is truly inspirational. The girls are confident, capable leaders who will make positive changes in their communities and their country. Let the success continue. I am a lifetime believer in Daraja Academy!

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