One of the best SWD adventures with Directors: Jason & Jenni Doherty


Daraja Academy is the first free secondary school for girls in all of East Africa. SWD was at the school the first week it opened and put together a photo book documenting that awesome week in March, 2009. I taught the girls some drawing; ending the week with a field trip to a nearby wildlife reserve. We learned about wildlife.

We drew the animals. Some of the faculty at the school came along, too and contributed immensely by having the girls write papers and the science teacher helped to explain some of the ecology of the habitat we were exploring. Daraja had twenty-five girls when the school opened and now has more than doubled it‘s size. These girls are from extremely poor areas representing all 13 tribes in Kenya. Daraja means bridge and WE are Daraja. SWD believes in these incredible girls and the wonderful staff at this school. Please support them, donate to Daraja–these girls are a shining star for Kenya’s future. Check out what Daraja says about SWD. Based in Marin County, USA.  See what Daraja had to say about my visit:
Highlight of the week by Jason Dorherty

2009 / SHELDRICK’S Orphaned Baby Elephants & Baby Rhinos in Kenya