August 12, 2010

Brick Doc Brings It Home

Regular readers of my blog and people who follow me on Twitter know that I have a very special place in my heart for the Daraja Academy in Kenya. Promoting and spreading the mission of the school is something I try to perform passionately. If you are new to this blog, please read some posts I have written about my connection to the school here, then head over to their official website and blog.

I am amazed by the progress of the school and the amazing work Jason, his wife Jenni and the fantastic team they have assembled are doing. Every week, it seems that there is another story, blog post or video showcasing what is happening at the school.

Image from Daraja photo stream

The latest is this beautifully produced film, that not only tells the story of the creation of the school, but perfectly captures the beauty of the campus as well as the honesty of its mission. Directed by Barbara Rick who can be found on twitter as Brickdoc has done a great job of capturing the soul of the school. Her film is not only a great way to get a feel for the school, but more importantly it is the perfect way to share the girls of Daraja with friends and famiy who may not know about what is happening there. After watching the film, please, share the video, the blog post links, this link with as many people as you can. Send a Tweet, use FB, write about it, get the message out.

This school started as nothing more than an idealistic dream and through the work of people who care enough to share their time, money, and spirit it is now changing the lives of at least 52 wonderful human beings. You never know who may connect with this project by you just sharing it. If you are a teacher, please get in touch with me about starting a Daraja Club at your school. Leave a comment below and I will be in touch. Thank you Barbara.

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  1. What will happen to these students when they graduate?

  2. Thanks for the very kind words!! We appreciate your support of the film so much.... Our 501c3 documentary company is @OuttaTheBlu on Twitter.

    Girls of Daraja just won a jury prize at the Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival in Texas and proceeds from the festival will go to help the girls. Our thanks also to Executive Producer Deborah Santana who made the film possible and contributed so much to it creatively.

  3. I'm wondering the same as Wm Chamberlain. Do you know Jabiz? Is there support in place for the future post Daraja? I'm guessing this has to be a something that Daraja is working on, yes?

  4. I think the hope is that the girls either go onto university through some kind of scholarship program or ideally go back to their villages and begin to empower more women with the knowledge and skill sets they acquire at Daraja.