I'm racing for Cynthia!

Cynthia and I are racing 12 kilometers in support of girls education. Any money we raise goes directly to Daraja Academy in Kenya and Cynthia's education. Thank you for your help! or as they say in Kenya, ASANTE SANA!

Cynthia's Story

Cynthia is from a part of Bomet county where it's common for girls to drop out of school and get married at a very young age. Cynthia grew up with a single mom who struggled to earn enough for her five children. In fact, the family rarely had a place to live. When it was time to go to 6th grade, Cynthia’s mom told her she’d have to drop out of school and help earn money by harvesting tea. Cynthia was devastated. She sought help from the pastor of her church who took her in and helped her finish primary school. Cynthia dedicated her focus to her education and rose to the top of her class. Fortunately, one of her new neighbors, Abigael, is a Daraja alumni! Abigael saw that Cynthia was a Daraja girl at heart. When Cynthia finished 8th grade, Abigael helped her apply to Daraja Academy. Cynthia says that being a Daraja girl will give her the “opportunity to strengthen those who are struggling in life,” and she has the goal to “improve the standard of our community” and be a role model to others.





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My Supporters

  • Melissa So cool, Hayley! Thanks for asking! 5 days ago $60.00
  • chris What an inspiring project 2 weeks ago
  • Denise 2 weeks ago $60.00
  • Jeanette Hayley, What a wonderful school and wonderful gesture for you to help! Happy to help you!!!! Have a brilliant run!!!! 4 weeks ago $60.00
  • Luca&Cosi So happy to support you and the Daraja Academy. Go, Hayley, Go! 4 weeks ago $50.00
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  • Roberta So Happy to support Hayley in this fundraising effort! 5 weeks ago $250.00
  • ERIC Go Hayley! We can't wait to visit the school with you when you come to Kenya! Big Hugs, The Kneedlers 5 weeks ago $200.00
  • Ryan The Craig family is excited to make this donation. Run far and fast! 4 weeks ago $120.00
  • Mel and Beth 5 weeks ago $120.00
  • Angela We are so proud of you Hayley! 4 weeks ago $100.00
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