Deborah Santana and Carl Lumbly will host a special event to raise funds for Kenya’s Daraja Academy. Daraja Academy founders, award-winning educator from the Bay Area Jason Doherty and his wife Jenni Doherty, along with Daraja Academy students and graduates, will present an intimate account of the extraordinary education and opportunities offered at the school that empowers exceptional Kenyan girls whose potential would otherwise be lost. Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening is broadcast personality Dana King. Wine & hors d’oeuvres will be served and music will be performed by Grammy Award-Winning musician Salvador Santana.
Deborah Santana first traveled to Daraja Academy in 2010, producing the first of three short documentary films about the school: Girls of Daraja. The Daraja Academy provides students with full scholarships and resources to be critical thinkers, progressive leaders, and volunteers in their villages and communities. The school provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services so students may focus on their academic and personal potential without the everyday barriers they would otherwise face.
Free - This event is FREE and open to the public.