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We Now Have 120 Dormitory Beds for Students at Daylight!

We are so excited that we have recently expanded our dormitories to allow for 120 students to study and stay overnight at Daylight!SLB_1590In Kenya, it is common for schools to have dormitories for students who live too far away to travel to and from school each day.

Daylight educates children from a massive rural area. Some of our students are able to walk (or get a taxi) to school each day. But many of our students’ families live too far away to commute. Some of our students are from nomadic communities. These nomadic communities travel a large region with their cows, and there are often no school options in those regions. Others have families that live more than a day’s drive away. Some students have lost their families due to sickness or tribal violence.

Daylight provides a safe and fun overnight option for our boarding students. Our students love staying in the dorms with their friends and dorm hosts (teachers and staff who oversee our dormitories). It feels a lot like American summer camp!

The expansion of our dorms to 120 beds was made possible by the generosity of our Kenyan and American partners working together.SLB_1591The dorms were constructed over the last few years and this year bunk beds were put in all three dorms.

This spring a team from Autumn Ridge church in Rochester constructed the wooden bunks for the elementary school boys dorm. They went with our Kenya builders to the lumber yard.timberGot the lumber ready outside the beautiful green dorms!SLB_1507Put them together one by one!SLB_1780Until the dorm was filled with new bunks!SLB_1741These dormitories were made possible by the generosity of our Kenyan and American partners: Daylight US donors, Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester, Lynnhurst UCC Church in Minneapolis, First Presbyterian in Stillwater, and Kenyan contractors and community members who donated materials and labor!SLB_1505Our students and staff are so grateful for your support. Your generosity helps them educate these future leaders of Kenya!

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