Draper high school raises money to help orphaned girls in Kenya

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DRAPER -- Juan Diego Catholic High School is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. But instead of throwing a party, the students have decided they want to help some kids in another part of the world.

Students are teaming up with Draper City to raise $50,000 to build a school for orphaned girls in Kenya. Saturday, they held an event where they sold art, jewelry and food to earn money for the project.

Once the school is completed, the girls will learn basic education and vocations like health care, hospitality and tailoring -- all ways to build a better future.

"They are not only learning your basic education, but also learning how to care for themselves and support themselves in the future," says Molly Dumas, director of advancement at Juan Diego.

The students are well on their way to making their goal.

They've already raised $22,000 -- almost halfway there.


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