Dear Friend & Family -
Daraja Academy is an amazing boarding high school in Kenya providing a secondary education to girls, who without our support, would be forced to end their education at the 8th grade.
We've all read articles about how educating 1 girl can change the lives of many. This is becoming a reality as a result of the creativity, a little luck, and a lot of hard work by the staff, volunteers, and founders of the Carr Educational Foundation and Daraja Academy. I am so proud of the girls and excited to be a part of this organization!
Ann may be small in stature, but she has a huge heart and a warm smile for you at any moment. Ann is the oldest in her family with one younger sister and two younger brothers. When she was 11, her mother passed away trying to give birth to twins. She was then raised by grandfather and father. A kind woman sponsored Ann and her siblings to attend a private primary school. Because of her education, she was able to score very high on her 8th grade exams.
Ann dreams of being a gynecologist because her mother wouldn’t have died if she had a proper doctor. With Ann’s fortitude, anything is possible for this young woman. Ann enjoys listening to music and reading books about science.