Michael Seretion Kimpur, Daylight Founder, Kenya Director
Michael Kimpur began Daylight in 2008 as a response to the devastating poverty and violence he saw in the nomadic parts of Kenya. Growing up in the nomadic Pokot tribe, he spent his childhood tending cattle. When he was 8 years old his cows were stolen and he was forced to walk 150 miles to a feeding camp. The camp helped him go to school and learn about the love of Jesus. He has a B.A. from Daystar University in Kenya, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University. He served as Principal in numerous schools before his work with Daylight. His experiences and education give him a passion for reaching out to kids from the nomadic world, giving them the same chance for education, love, and hope. He and his wonderful, strong, smart, and supportive wife Angelina have 5 beautiful kids.
See and hear Director Michael Kimpur’s story “From Herds Boy to School Boy.”
Nathan Roberts Daylight US Director with School Manager Reuben Losharipo
Nathan Roberts, Daylight Founder, U.S. Director
Nathan’s responsibilities include administration, visioning, planning, and organizational support with the US Board of Directors. Nathan is also the Director of Community Engagement at First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, MN.
Jill Schons, U.S. Director of Administrative Operations
Jill coordinates Daylight’s U.S. operations and fundraising. Jill has a passion for helping people in need, especially in the area of homeless families and children. Jill is also the Financial Secretary for Edina Morningside Community Church.
Our Daylight Kenyan 2020 Leadership Team
Reuben LosharipoDaylight School manager.
He ensures that the school has the materials we need to meet the physical needs of the children and staff. He purchases food, fire wood, and school supplies. He is also in charge of staff payroll. Reuben has been with Daylight since the beginning 12 years ago and we are so grateful for his leadership.
Paul Okiya School Headmaster
Paul oversees the student’s academic outcomes and works with our teachers to prepare quality lessons. We are so grateful for his pursuit of academic excellence.
Mercy Chemutai Kogo School Secretary
Mercy is in charge of keeping records of students, reporting to the Kenyan Ministry of Education, and relating to Daylight student’s family members. She is also the technology teacher and helps our students learn computer skills.
Co-Founder Angelina Kimpur and School Matron
is the school matron and the kids call her “Mama Daylight.” She ensures that the students are healthy and well fed. She accompanies sick children to the doctor. She oversees the school kitchen which prepares over 1000 meals per day. And is in charge of the Daylight farm which grows 1/3 of the food eaten at Daylight. She is also the day to day project manager of Daylight building projects.
Co-Founder Daylight Kenya Director Michael Kimpur
Michael oversees the large scale projects and visioning for Daylight. But he entrusts the majority of the day to day operations to the rest of the leadership team. This is because Michael also serves the Kenyan Government as the Director of Disaster Relief for the local West Pokot County Government. He works closely with the Governor of the region to help provide emergency relief caused by hunger, poverty, or natural disasters. Michael’s work is vital to the health and safety of the wider community in which Daylight School is located.
US Board of Directors
Rebecca EricksonCurt Squires,Treasurer, Sr. Info Tech Professional at University of Minnesota
Lori Hart, Vice-Chair, Registered Travel Nurse
Laurie Vandendriessche, Home school teacher
Rachel Arneson Borne, Lead Farmer at Arneson Farms
Travis Collins, Special Education Assistant at Minneapolis Public Schools
Kenyan Board of Directors
Johnson Yopo –Board Chair, Principal at a School in West Pokot County, Kenya
Angelina Kuo – Daylight School Matron
Ben Domongole – Kenyan businessman
Fridah Kamoi – Education administrator
James Chilakol – Retired Kenyan school principal
John Bosco – Farmer and community leader in Alale Township, Kenya
Karen Cheptoo – Farmer
Sharon Cheru – Kenyan business woman
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