This update comes to us from Cindy Wagner, a Daylight classroom sponsor, who went to Daylight Kenya in the summer of 2018.
This month Daylight students had a wonderful time reading letters from their classroom sponsors!
As financial supporters of Daylight Center and School, we know that our resources are making a huge difference in the lives of the children. Our support helps to provide teacher salaries, books and supplies, food, and school uniforms—all of which provide the infrastructure that allows the students to learn.
Another way to provide influence is by writing letters to the classes at Daylight School.When you write letters to the students in a class at Daylight, you are presenting yourself as a caring person. As the students get to know you through your letters, they will see that someone on the other side of the world cares about them by identifying them as people important enough to be brought into meaningful dialogue.
When you share your encouraging words and your own examples of perseverance through struggles, students will see positive responses to adversity and realize that they, too, possess strengths that can help them thrive and succeed.
When you write letters to the students at Daylight, you will be providing a window into life in a distant land. Life that is outwardly different from theirs in many ways, yet life filled with the same feelings they have–mutual feelings of despair and hope, struggle and triumph, hurt and joy.
When you write letters to the students at Daylight, you will be inviting students into respectful dialogue with you, calling up their human dignity.
And you may see that by giving in this way, you receive blessings tenfold. Please consider writing letters to the students in the classes at Daylight Center and School.
Daylight classroom sponsor
How to Sponsor a Classroom
Daylight has new way to partner with us by supporting a specific classroom through monthly giving. A gift of $30 a month will cover the costs of a student’s classroom experience and education. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Sponsor a Classroom page.
When giving monthly, you’ll be partnered with a specific class of your choice (grade 4, 5, 6, or 7) and stick with them until they graduate 8th grade. Along with your financial gift, you are invited to write letters to the class. In return, you’ll receive updates and letters from students three times a year.
Letter-Writing Prompts to Your Sponsored Class:
Everyone is invited to write letters of encouragement to Daylight students. These letters will be read to the entire class so please address it to the class as a whole. In your letters we encourage you to connect over interests and activities. Please avoid talking about things you own or the house you live in. If you send a picture of your family please do not include pictures of your home or things you own.
Here are some letter writing ideas:
Why are you excited about about supporting this class?
What have you recently learned about Kenya or Daylight School?
What do you hope the child will learn at School? (This could be a truth or skill.)
What do you appreciate about this class?
What do you want the class to remember when facing discouragement?
What are your closest family members like?
What do you do you or have you done for a career?
What is your hobby?
What do you like to do when your extended family gets together?
What is your typical day like?
How do you relax?
What do you do at church/work/school?
What do you like most about your hometown?
What are some interesting facts about your state/province/region?
Letters can be mailed to Daylight US PO Box and
Daylight Center and School
PO Box 40533
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Your letters will be delivered to Daylight Kenya the following March, June, October, and January.
Our students look forward to hearing from you!