“Educating a girl helps in economic growth, saves lives, and builds strong families. Girls are empowered to see themselves as leaders and agents of change”

– Hadija Hussein, Class of 2012.

In Swahili, Daraja means bridge. Daraja provides a transformative and holistic secondary education for Kenyan girls who have no other means to attend school. It creates a bridge to empowerment, leadership, well-being, independence, and a lifetime of opportunity for all Daraja girls.

When girls have access to education and the ensuing opportunities, there is a ripple effect of positive outcomes.

Yet globally today, more than 98 million adolescent girls are not in school. That is a lot of empty desks—and a lot of dreams cut short.