Rivertrail Middle School
Johns Creek, Georgia
Northview High School
Johns Creek, Georgia
Project Darasani exercises a simple idea of kids helping kids. We have grown from a single high school in Johns Creek, Georgia to several schools and colleges in Georgia, Michigan, and Canada.
North Muskegon High School
North Muskegon, Michigan
Georgia State University
Grand Valley State University
Lisa Kasmer, PhD
Professor Kasmer teaches Mathematics at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She has been widely recognized for innovation in leading the Study Abroad program in Tanzania. Hundreds of her students have taught at schools in Tanzania over the past 8 years.
Jeff is known around the world for high altitude climbs including Mt. Everest, Denali, and Kilimanjaro. As expedition leader of S2 Mountaineering, he leads climbs to Kilimanjaro, Himalayas, and South America. He is actively engaged in finding solutions to fight poverty in Tanzania.
Suja is CEO and the Managing Partner at Procurement Advisors, LLC. She is a respected citizen in the Atlanta community of philanthropists. She is actively involved in various humanitarian and religious charitable endeavors around the world.
Born and raised in Australia, Amanda visited Tanzania several years ago and fell in love with the place. Amanda is based in Arusha, Tanzania and handles operations for Kilimanjaro Climbing Company. She is also handling logistics in Arusha on behalf of Project Darasani.
Founder, Project Darasani
Saloni Sharma visited Tanzania after the 9th grade with her family. She met a large number of 8 and 9 year old children in Arusha and other villages that weren't enrolled in schools because their parents couldn't afford mandatory school uniforms, books, and school supplies. Determined to do something, she started Project Darasani at her school in 2013.
Project Darasani started with a simple supply drive to collect school supplies at Northview High School. The community support started pouring in very soon and that led to fundraising events. Sixteen children were enrolled in schools within 6 months of the founding of Project Darasani. Today, there are 76 students enrolled in schools in and around Arusha. Over 31,000 school supplies have been distributed amongst children in various schools in Arusha and other villages.
Empowerment Through Education