This Holiday Season consider giving the gift of friendship.
When you become a classroom sponsor you or a loved one will receive inspiring letters and stories from our Daylight students throughout the year.
Pastor Lawrence Richardson posts his classroom students’ stories near his mirror in his church office. “I love the kids at Daylight. I got to visit them in 2018 and their letters remind me of our friendship and the inspiring strength of these young people.”
Rachel James gave the gift of sponsorship to her two daughter. “We picked fourth grade because our kids were in 3rd and 5th grade at the time.We have received multiple letters from the students in the classroom sharing their lives, goals, and academic favorites.My family loves reading the letters and seeing the pictures. Our children have written back to the classrooms as well.”
Their classroom is now in 5th grade and they continue to send and receive letters from Daylight three times a year.
If you would like to make a pledge to support our students during the next school year please click here. A gift of $30 per month or more will qualify you for a classroom sponsorship.
You can select which grade (4 -7) you’d like to sponsor and can send letters to the class and will receive three letters during the year from students at Daylight.
If you’d like to make a one-time donation to help support Daylight School please click here.
If you are giving a sponsorship or a gift in someone’s honor you can print off this Gift Card. We will do our very best to ensure you receive your first sponsorship story and letter packet in time for you to wrap it!
Thank you for helping create bright futures for students in Kenya.
We are so proud of our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for doing so well on their National Exams!
The National Exams in Kenya are very important. They are educational exams that test core competencies on Math, Science, Reading, and English.
Students’ test score determines the school’s district ranking. We are currently #2 in the district and the only top performing school that accepts so many students from disadvantaged backgrounds. It also qualifies students for high school scholarships and determines what caliber of high school they will attend!
So as you can imagine the pressure is very high. Our students come in on Saturday mornings for months to prepare.
Our students rose to the challenge and their hard work paid off! They did amazing and we are so proud of them!
But one of the things the test does not show is a students character. Daylight works really hard build young leaders of character, who embody servant leadership and integrity.
Our students are brilliant, smart, and they will bless this world with their lives.
Thank you to our teachers, staff, and our global partners who supported these brilliant young leaders.
If you would like to make a pledge to support our students during the next school year please click here. A gift of $30 per month or more will qualify you for a classroom sponsorship. You can select which grade (4 -7) you’d like to sponsor and can send letters to the class and will receive three letters during the year from students at Daylight. If you’d like to make a one-time donation to help support Daylight School please click here.
Thank you for helping Daylight to create bright futures in Kenya.
At Daylight, Sunday is a special day, and a special girl.
Sunday is in 5th grade at Daylight School. She wants to climb mountains, specifically Mount Elgon, which she can see from the school. Sunday likes to play soccer and dance with her friends. Sunday has six sisters and two brothers, and Daylight helps her, and her siblings go to school.
Sunday dreams of becoming a doctor. In Kenya it often takes hours of travel to visit a doctor and can be very expensive for many of our student’s families. Inspiring our students to pursue their dreams and give back to their community is why we started Daylight School in 2007.
We want to make Sunday’s dreams possible.
Will you support Sunday and her 400 classmates so they can continue to grow to be bright leaders in Kenya?
Will you help support students like Sunday? Any donation over $30 a month will qualify you as a classroom sponsor. You will receive letters from students three times a year and we will bring your letters to them in Kenya. Is there a child in your life that would enjoy corresponding with students like Sunday? Consider giving a sponsorship as a Christmas gift
to someone you love.
Whatever amount you give, we will put it to use quickly for Daylight’s students. See the attached card to see how you can make your donation.
With your gift to Daylight you are making a bright future for Sunday and her classmates. Thank you for continuing to keep Daylight’s students so close to your heart and in your prayers.
For 2 years our Pre-School students gather each day to play, learn, and sing. This week was a special one, because the 5 year olds graduated!
So they proudly donned tiny gowns and hats to celebrate this joyous day. With their heads held high they marched through Daylight’s main campus as the rest of the students, teachers, staff, and their families cheered them on!We are so proud of these students, their families, the staff and teachers worked so hard to make this day possible. Some Daylight preschool students walked to school each morning several miles alongside their friends and older siblings. Some took a motorcycle ride. Some had their mom’s or teachers give them rides on a bicycle. Some of their amazing students are the very first person in their family to go to school. Preschool at Daylight is a lot like preschool around the world. Everyday our 3, 4, and 5 year old students gather for a snack with their friends. They learn their ABC’s, work on writing, coloring, and counting to 100.
“Well done, well done, Faith you are the BEST!” This song is sung by our Pre-school students after each of our students bravely answers a question or leads the class. Our students are joining the rest of the Daylight and we can’t wait to see how far they go!
Thank you for investing in these amazing children. Your support makes this possible.
We are so grateful to educate these brilliant and caring preschoolers.
Our Daylight students are smart, brilliant, caring…and now they are tech saavy.“Digital education is the ultimate equaliser, it doesn’t remove all obstacles but it levels the playing field.”Erik Hersman, Kenyan Tech executive, told the Guardian Newspaper.
The Kenyan government wants to fulfill its promise of transforming Kenya into a middle-income nation by 2030 and achieving the sustainable development goals of providing universal access to the internet and ensuring that youth and adults have skills for employment and entrepreneurship.
Daylight School is doing our part to make sure our students are digitally literate when they graduate 8th grade. Which is why we are so excited to announce that Daylight now has a computer lab! Daylight has hired a part time Computer Lab teacher to help our students learn digital skills.
Our students will be learning typing skills, how to use Microsoft Word and search for information on the internet. Throughout the week classes will take turns learning on the laptops in the computer lab. The rest of week they will be learning in their classes with chalk, pencil, and paper.
Please keep our 6th – 8th grade students in your hearts and prayers as they prepare for the Kenya National Exams. Daylight is currently ranked 2nd place (of over 100 schools) in West Pokot County for our outstanding test scores.
The Computer Lab was built with financial support and a construction team from Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester in partnership with Kenyan parents and local Kenyan contractors. We were able to purchase laptops with a generous gift from friends of our Stillwater Presbyterian Youth Trip.
Thank you to all of you who make sure we can feed, educate, and show love to all our amazing students.