Daraja

Encouragement & equipping through your life transitions.

The world is increasingly cross cultural, mobile, divided and in need.

At Daraja we believe that MKs and other TCKs possess powerful potential to bridge differences and serve across boundaries because of the lives they have lived.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING

Topics include:

Expat transition, Member Care for families/parents/children, and MK/TCK Care Development (Missions, Military, Education, Business, Diplomatic Corps).

COACHING

Individualized coaching and mentoring for Cross-cultural Transition and Adjustment, Life Direction and Growth (target participant is MK/TCK between ages of 16 to 25).

EVENTS

TCK and Adult TCK focused Speaking & Teaching:

Retreats, Conferences, Seminars on variety of topics including Re-Entry, Transition, Member Care, and MK/TCK Education.

For more information contact Interaction International at:

Ph: 630.653.8780
E-mail: office@interactionintl.org

Daraja is a Swahili word meaning ‘bridge’ or ‘stepping stones’.

TCKs also face challenges particular to their mobile life and the ‘in between’ cultural experience. We want to be a support and catalyst bridging the transitions of young adulthood to a place where TCKs can lead abundant lives while serving others.

Vision
To see the multiplication of Christ honoring, cross-cultural leaders equipped with confidence, calling, and a plan to serve others in the places of the world’s great needs.

Mission
Daraja’s mission is to care for, encourage, and equip cross-culture and Third Culture young adults through advocacy, mentoring, training, discipleship, and leadership experiences so that they will engage the world abundantly and responsively for Jesus’ sake.

Michael cherishes his mobile childhood as the son of author and TCK-care pioneer David Pollock. After three years at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya his family repatriated to the US and in the following years Michael fueled his love for global engagement and youth work as he served and worked in England, South Africa and Kenya. His childhood and international work created a unique platform for understanding the challenges and gifts of a globally mobile life.

Following graduation Michael taught in New York and Maryland, concurrently completing his Master’s in Education in 1998 while teaching at St. Paul’s School. He was honored to be part of two start-up schools in Baltimore; as a board member at a Baltimore Christian School, and as Headmaster at Cambridge School; a classical, Christ-centered school where he trained teachers, wrote curriculum and taught.

In 2003, the Pollocks moved to Tianjin, China, where he provided leadership for Tianjin International School as the elementary principal. He worked with TCKs discipling high schoolers, co-leading a youth group, and  mentoring and coaching students.