Our Daylight students are smart, brilliant, caring…and now they are tech saavy.“Digital education is the ultimate equaliser, it doesn’t remove all obstacles but it levels the playing field.”Erik Hersman, Kenyan Tech executive, told the Guardian Newspaper.
The Kenyan government wants to fulfill its promise of transforming Kenya into a middle-income nation by 2030 and achieving the sustainable development goals of providing universal access to the internet and ensuring that youth and adults have skills for employment and entrepreneurship.
Daylight School is doing our part to make sure our students are digitally literate when they graduate 8th grade. Which is why we are so excited to announce that Daylight now has a computer lab! Daylight has hired a part time Computer Lab teacher to help our students learn digital skills.
Our students will be learning typing skills, how to use Microsoft Word and search for information on the internet. Throughout the week classes will take turns learning on the laptops in the computer lab. The rest of week they will be learning in their classes with chalk, pencil, and paper.
Please keep our 6th – 8th grade students in your hearts and prayers as they prepare for the Kenya National Exams. Daylight is currently ranked 2nd place (of over 100 schools) in West Pokot County for our outstanding test scores.
The Computer Lab was built with financial support and a construction team from Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester in partnership with Kenyan parents and local Kenyan contractors. We were able to purchase laptops with a generous gift from friends of our Stillwater Presbyterian Youth Trip.
Thank you to all of you who make sure we can feed, educate, and show love to all our amazing students.