Daraja Academy is a free secondary boarding school that gives bright and ambitious Kenyan girls a chance to succeed.

Mekeisha Madden Toby
Jun, 07, 2016

Education is the only thing that prevents girls in Kenya from becoming statistical casualties.

Some 15 million underage Kenyan girls – some as young as 10 – are forced into marriage yearly, denied healthcare and educational opportunity, and subjected to violence, exploitation and slavery.

Daraja Academy is fighting to improve the odds. The free secondary boarding school gives bright and ambitious Kenyan girls a chance to succeed. Learn more about the school and its students when documentarian Barbara Rick’s film trilogy, Girls of Daraja, premieres June 8 on KCET in Los Angeles and Link TV nationally.

The trilogy consists of films Girls of Daraja, its sequel, School of My Dreams and the final installment, Daraja Girls: Powerful Beyond Measure.

The Girls of Daraja trilogy airs Wednesday June 8 at 9pm ET on KCET and Link TV.

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