2 Daylight Students Awarded Full Scholarships to Top High Schools from Governor

 

This update is from Rosaline Kimpur, Sophomore at Daystar University in Kenya, and daughter of Daylight Kenya Directors Michael and Angelina Kimpur.

Daylight is growing stronger by the day. We thank all our partners for their BIG HEARTS and their continuous support.

It is encouraging to tell you that the Governor of West Pokot County has just awarded full scholarships to two of our Daylight kids to the best National schools in Kenya!

Emock scored amazingly on his recent 8th grade national test, and the Governor awarded him a full scholarship to the prestigious Mangu High School Nairobi. Emock is excited to continue studying politics, history, and piano in high school.

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The second Daylight scholarship went to Leah Chepkemoi who was the top student in the over 150 schools in West Pokot County! She was awarded a full scholarship to Nakuru Girls High School.

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I thank God for my father for pouring out his life for the vulnerable children of the warring and nomadic tribes of Eastern Africa.

I am now studying at Daystar University, where my dad studied, I want to be a “servant leader” just as you have demonstrated. Go go go DAYLIGHT MODEL SCHOOL – the sky is no limit!

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Tuition for one year of High School is around $1500. Part of your support goes to provide need based scholarships for the first year of High School to all our Daylight 8th grade graduates.

Thank you for helping all our graduating 8th graders begin High School!

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Michael Kimpur’s Trip & Party Cancelled Because of Emergency in Kenyan Villages

Due to unexpected circumstances, Michael Kimpur had to cancel his February trip to Minnesota. The Daylight 10 year anniversary and Michael’s trip have been rescheduled to May 2018. Details will be communicated as they are finalized.

Michael Kimpur, Kenya Director of Daylight, also serves another role for the Kenyan Government. He is the on-call Director for Emergencies and Disaster Responses for his local West Pokot County. The Kenyan Government asked Michael to postpone his trip to the US because of a conflict in a desert village where raiders burned down 250 homes and stole cattle from local farmers. This attack left nearly 2500 people without food or homes. Michael Kimpur was called to help coordinate the relief efforts.

Please send your thoughts and prayers to Michael Kimpur as he helps these families. And the Daylight staff who are working to help educate our students to be peacemakers in their communities.

Michael is very sorry to miss his trip and regrets not being able to spend time with his friends in Minnesota.  He looks forward to seeing you all in May.

Below is a short video of the situation.

 

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