Our students know the value of access to quality healthcare. In the rural town of Kapenguria where Daylight is located, medical care is limited to a small clinic with a few doctors and nurses. When students get sick they take the school van with a Daylight staff to the local clinic across town or to the nearest large hospital which is a 45 minute drive away.
Our students are passionate about helping their community stay healthy. A third of Daylight students say they want to go into the medical field when they grow up. Students like Grace, who wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
To encourage Grace and her fellow students we invited Dr. Rachel and Dr. Maria to visit Daylight. These doctors are from New York and are currently serving alongside Kenya Doctors at Kapenguria Hospital near Daylight. They spoke about their work helping Kenyan doctors deliver babies in the community.
For an hour our students asked the doctors questions like, “What should I study if I want to become a doctor?” They encouraged our students to study math and sciences, work hard, and not to give up with they experience set-backs.
This was especially inspiring for the female students to see female role models serving in their local hospital.
Thank you to Doctor Rachel and Maria for their work at the Kapenguria Hospital and inspiring our young people. And thank you to all our supporters, teachers, and families for helping our aspiring medical care providers with the education they need to reach their goals.