On January 8th, Daraja Academy’s sophomores and juniors began their first day of school of the 2011 school year! Feeling rejuvenated after a well-deserved one month break, the student body seemed more attentive than ever. “It feels great to see the girls respond so well in class,” says science teacher Peris.

Now that the sophomores and juniors have settled in, the administration consisting of Founders Jason and Jenni Doherty, Vice-Principal Victoria Gichuhi, and Director of Operations Peter Wathitu will be traveling around the country to find the next 26 girls. The administration has already screened applicants, collaborated with local non-profit organizations and set up interviews with qualified students. Now, it’s a matter of traveling across Kenya to meet these applicants.

The team feels opt