These dreams are big, but we know that we can accomplish them with your help! It will take all the hard work, donations, prayers, and encouragement of our community, both in Kenya and the U.S., to support this dream in 2016.
Carmen Barker Lemay went to Daylight with Lynnhurst Church and learned a lesson about how we do this work together.
This is her story:“When I visited Daylight in July of this year, I was struck that whenever the younger children were outside, they had a very effective, and equitable, way of organizing themselves. They would grab hands and begin to chant, “Make a circle….make a big circle,” while moving forward in a circle. As others heard the chanting, they’d come running, grab a hand as the circle kept growing larger. If I, or another Lynnhurst visitor appeared, we would be drawn into the circle, sometimes with 2-3 kids holding each hand. One was never too late, too young or too old, too anything, to be in the circle.
When I recall the playground of my childhood I remember sides or teams, and the agony of being chosen, ideally chosen early lest you awkwardly stood there believing you’d be last chosen or worse, odd man out given a certain rigidity about equal numbers on teams. And when a game began you had to be on a side or wait until the next round, which often meant the next day. The Daylight kids showed me a different way of being. “Make a circle….make a big circle.”
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As you consider making a pledge for the 2016 school year, remember that you are a part of a circle, a big circle, reaching all the way around the world.
Daylight U.S. Director