Congratulations family and loved ones!

It is with an extremely proud heart and a deep sense of gratitude, that I can announce that a brand new baby school has joined the world. On the 2nd of March 2009 at 8:00am 26 girls began their first day of secondary school at the Daraja Academy 20 kms Northwest of Nanyuki, Kenya. Under the loving tutelage of Mrs. Mwangi: math, business studies and geography, Ms. Catherine: English, Swahili and music, Mr. Charles: biology, chemistry and physics, headmaster of Mr. D (Doherty doesn’t exactly roll off the African tongue) teaching history and government, Ms. Mary: Christian religious studies, Ms. Amena: Islamic religious studies and Andy Harley teaching PE and organizing the library… we have a living, breathing, laughing school!!!

Without the tireless and frankly courageous support of our incredible board, family and supporters there is no way this dream could have taken shape. So after i