Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education. The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.
Music was provided by Salvador Santana, son of Carlos & Deborah. Salvador is a musician born in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. His main instrument is the keyboard. He sings and loves spoken word, but piano and keyboard have always been his mainstays. Loved the music!His latest Cd, Keyboard City, was available for purchase on Saturday. (My favorite song is Mi Tesoro - available on iTunes)
It was a very successful fundraiser, people were donating all over the place! I'm sure they took in over $50,000 in donations which also included several $4,000 donations from people who wanted to accompany Deborah to Kenya next August to visit the academy.
|me & Deborah Santana
Below is a video from May 20, 2012. Daraja Academy ran a 10K lap-a-thon simultaneously with sponsors in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers race.
What a great idea!