Our host, Jenni Prisk, interviews Esther, a student of Daraja Academy who tells her story of the difference Daraja is making in her life.
Excerpts from Interview
“Ten years ago if you asked me what I wanted to be I would have said a good mother. Now I want to get a good job…I want to help other people.”
“If you don’t go to school in Kenya than the only option you have is to get married.”
On the power of educating girls:
“Once you educate one person (a girl) it’s like you’re educating the whole community…they are able even to change the country.”
Daraja Academy is a revolutionary idea – a secondary school where remarkable Kenyan girls, otherwise forgotten due to the lack of school fees, are given the one thing they desire most… a chance to succeed because Daraja and its supporters believe educated girls can transcend poverty and change the world.