At the end of each term, students and staff gather together at a closing meeting the night before students depart from campus for their breaks. Housekeeping items such as cleaning and packing and transportation are addressed in this meeting, in addition to the announcement of end of term scores.

The top ten girls in each form, in terms of scores, are announced, and then the top five most improved girls. This term, Franca (F2) ranked high in her form’s most improved list. Franca improved her scores by 126 marks, an incredible feat, many thanks to Daraja’s Pathways Program.

The Pathways Program is designed to keep Daraja students on track with their top academic performances. Any time a student holds a C- or below, they remain on campus for one third of the expected break in order to work closely with teachers, get more individualized help, and be in a quiet, focused study environment.

“I am really proud of my work this term,” reflected Franca, “The Pathways Program last break helped me focus on my studies even more.”

The program after term two will only run four days long, since the break is less than two weeks, and there are only ten girls in the program after term two scores.

“I am going to take this time to work really hard,” said Mary N (F3), who is currently participating in the program, “I want my marks to improve.”

All Daraja girls are exceptionally great academic performers, and the Pathways Program is a way to foster their performances.

“We want to help you all stay on your path to a brighter future,” Jason, co-founder, explained at the closing meeting, “this is a great opportunity for you.”