Daraja’s most senior class spent time in their WISH lesson last week talking about our responsibility to some of the most important people in our lives – our older family members and the elderly in our communities. WISH – Women of Integrity, Strength and Hope – is a class that helps the students gain a stronger overall view of their responsibilities as educated women to their families and communities. “We are WISH ladies,” said Victoria, one of Daraja’s teachers. “We want to focus on the elderly because they are very important people in our society.”

The students gave examples of what makes the elderly population more vulnerable, including health issues and stress, while also discussing the importance of the older generations in their lives. Victoria encouraged the girls to take an active role in the lives of the elderly in their families and communities. “That’s the way you’re going to tell God to bless us when we are that age,” she said.