Gratitude Tea and Benefit Concert

Daylight PostcardDaylight Gratitude Tea

We’re writing today to invite you to Daylight’s Gratitude Tea on November 8th at 3 PM. The event is for friends, supporters and a reunion of-sorts for people who have been on trips to Daylight. You will hear stories from people who have visited Daylight and learn how you can grow with Daylight as we look towards the future.

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
3PM,  Lynnhurst Congregational UCC
4501 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419


Benefit Concert to benefit Daylight!

Join us for a great night of Music with
Peter Miller of We Are the Willows
A.M. Stryker
and Josh Cleveland

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
7PM Doors/8 PM Music,  Solomon’s Porch
100 W 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419


Hand Cranked Well Water

Daylight relies on several forms of water. During the rainy season (April – September) tanks fill with rain water collected from the roofs. They supply more than enough water.

During the dry season (October – March) Daylight relies water delivery by trucks to fill those tanks. This is a video of the tank by the Boys Elementary Dorm being filled up.

The other main source of clean safe water if from the well. Water is hand cranked by students at a number of wells around the campus. This well is near the kitchen.

Thank you for making it possible for our students to drink safe clean water.

NOTE: Last year an electronic pump was installed at Daylight but the Kenyan Electric Company has not maintained a consistent power supply to the city making it difficult to rely on the electric pump.


Daylight High School Under Construction!

Can you believe it? Daylight’s first class is going into their first year of High School.

DSC_2801 GloriaGloria is ready to start High School! But before January 2016, we have some work to do! Daylight is currently hard at work building the new High School classrooms!

The lumber was bought last week to roof the 9th grade classroom.

20150829_162349The roof trusses are bring fastened. 20150829_162306They were installed and are ready for the tin roof!20150929_154208

Roof check. Now for the inside!



Kids happy. Check.


The windows are being installed in the new girls dorm!20150829_164131 And the students are preparing for the final exams at 8th Graders!12032229_891463424265945_2336475662988071386_nThank you for making these children’s education possible!

Your partnership makes this happen.


We are part of United Nations Goal #1 – No Poverty


Click to Read more about this Goal

The United Nations set a goal to End Extreme Poverty by 2030.  Daylight is part of this global initiative. Most of our children come from families that live on less that $1.25 per day.IMG_4508

We have 300 children at Daylight Kapenguria in K-8  and 100 in Daylight Alale Literacy School who are learning the basic skills they need to find jobs, become informed and active citizens, and provide for their families. Daylight is breaking the cycle of poverty in the lives of these children. Children like Charles, who hopes to take his geometry lesson into his career as a pilot.6

Thank you for helping end extreme poverty.

Note: While Daylight strives to be a part of the United Nations Global Goals, we are not funded by the United Nations.




Join a Team to Visit Daylight Jan 9 – 21, 2016

First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Minnesota is looking for a few good people to join their mission trip to Daylight in January 9-21, 2016. Our church’s teams to Daylight focus on interacting with the children and working in the classrooms.


We will also work on some of the following projects: building projects such as painting & spackling. Expertise in wiring, construction, wells & solar energy is welcome.



The total cost is $3,000. $1,500 is due at the deadline of Sunday, October 4th. Contact Lenny Snellman at with questions or to join the team!