We have an amazing Kenyan board of directors that oversees the school, development work, staffing, and long term vision for Daylight Center and School. One of our longest serving board members is Bosco Loris. He lives near our village school of Daylight Alale. “I went to school through high school, and then I came back to run the Daylight’s school in Alale village. To give kids in my village the opportunities I had.” In the picture below, Bosco is standing outside the school that he helped make with community members. It was made with local materials of mud, sticks, and clay.
“I was named ‘Strong Wind’ because of the strong wind on top of that mountain,” Bosco explains alongside Daylight Teacher, Kach.
“When the British Colonialists came to our village they put a British flag on top of that mountain. But when the British left, their flag blew away. It was a sign that nature is more powerful than any human power. So when I was a young man I climbed to the top of the mountain. But the wind blew me over!” Bosco laughed. “And so people started calling me strong wind.”
Bosco’s son, Nicolas, studies at Daylight primary school in Alale. “My hope for Nicholas and all the kids is for them to be educated so they can get jobs. So they can help themselves and their parents and earn money for their future.”
“I want my boys to get married, get jobs, so they can send money home to provide for me and my wife when we are old,” Bosco smiles.
Thank you for supporting Bosco, Kach, Nicholas and all the young people who study at Daylight. They are working to make a bright future for their family and their community.