Have you ever wondered what Daraja students do when they’re not at school? We imagine that their backgrounds are very different from ours, but can we actually picture what their lives look like? Well, a Daraja staff wanted to learn just that, and visited three students across Kenya this past December while the girls were at home on break.

One of Daraja’s greatest attributes is its diversity. In a country that is (still) rife with ethnic tensions – there are 42 different tribes in Kenya – it is remarkable that one school manages to peacefully and happily host girls from such different backgrounds. 29 different tribes are represented at Daraja, and students come from 7 of its 8 provinces. These December home visits showcased just that – Daraja’s diversity. Each of the three girls led very different home lives, and had families with unique cultures, traditi