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Meet Rosemary: Kenya Volunteer & Student Parent

Rosemary is a volunteer and mother of four students at Daylight.  Her daughter Thelma recently graduated from the eighth grade, top of her class. She qualified to go to a top high school in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi.

Thelma in her high school uniform

In Kenya, High School is not free and is not available to every student. A student’s test scores must be high and one must have enough money to afford High School. In Rosemary’s case to send her daughter to High School, she had to sell a parcel of her land that has been in her family for some time.

Meet Rosemary: Daylight Volunteer and Parent

Rosemary is a volunteer and mother of four students at Daylight. Her daughter Thelma recently graduated from the eighth grade, top of her class. She qualified to go to a top high school in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi.In Kenya, High School is not free and is not available to every student. A student’s test scores must be high and one must have enough money to afford High School. In Rosemary’s case to send her daughter to High School, she had to sell a parcel of her land that has been in her family for some time.On top of sending her daughter Thelma through High School, Rosemary is also caring for her nieces and nephews. Rosemary’s sister died and she adopted her nieces and nephews. But like many other parents of Daylight students, Rosemary could not afford to send her kids and her nieces and nephews to school. That’s where your generosity steps in. Rosemary brought all the children to Daylight and they were given scholarships to continue their education!Now they are star students. Sunday, the oldest niece said, “I want to help people who are sick to honor my mother’s life.” Education is valued by the community in Kenya as their ticket to a better life for their children. The children take it very seriously and listen intently to their teachers. The students see their education at Daylight as a privilege and gift from God, not to be taken lightly. Thank you for giving the gift of education to Rosemary’s family.Visit www.daylightcenter.org/support-us to help support the education of these amazing students!

Posted by Daylight Center and School on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Rosemary walked me over to the school office and showed me her daughter’s test results. She was one proud mommy!  

On top of sending her daughter Thelma through High School, Rosemary is also caring for her nieces and nephews. Rosemary’s sister died and she adopted her nieces and nephews. But like many other parents of Daylight students, Rosemary could not afford to send her kids and her nieces and nephews to school. 

Rosemary and her children

That’s where your generosity steps in. 

Rosemary brought all the children to Daylight and they were given scholarships to continue their education!

Now they are star students. Sunday, the oldest niece said, “I want to help people who are sick to honor my mother’s life.” 

Sunday, Rosemary’s neice and Daylight student

Education is valued by the community in Kenya as their ticket to a better life for their children. The children take it very seriously and listen intently to their teachers. The students see their education at Daylight as a privilege and gift from God, not to be taken lightly. Thank you for giving the gift of education to Rosemary’s family.

Would you like to help give toward the furthering education of these amazing students?

Donate here via credit card or ACH and select High School Student Support Sponsorship or if donating by check please note High School on your donation. 

Daylight Center and School
PO Box 40533
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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