The staff at Daylight School was recently notified that classes would be resuming soon, instead of waiting for the formal start of a new year in January. Many of our students live on campus and have been participating in some non-classroom learning; and our 8th graders have continued to have class so they are prepared for the National Exams for High School placement.
As noted in an article published on the website The World, “like other countries, Kenya, which closed schools in March, has been juggling the educational needs of millions of students with the public health concerns of an ongoing pandemic. The government’s earlier decision to cancel the academic school year was largely unpopular.” They also note, “Of course, classrooms will not be the same. Schools must comply with strict new health guidelines ranging from fumigating schools, buying temperature readers and requiring every student to wear a mask.” You can read the full article by clicking here.
So what does this mean for Daylight School? Currently our 4th grade and 8th grade classes have resumed, with much attention to social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing! Daylight will be investing in more hand-washing stations, purchasing sanitizer and detergents to make sure everyone and everything is safe. The rest of our classes will start again soon!
The school was also notified that they will need to purchase two large tents so they can hold classes outdoors. These tents will cost $1,500 each. If you are moved to donate toward this large unexpected expense, please go to our giving page HERE and note “TENTS” in the comments field; or if you prefer to donate by mail please note TENTS on your check memo.
We have also been notified that the school will now be required to have a nurse on campus all day to make sure the students and staff are healthy and have the required personal protective equipment needed to provide a safe place of learning!
Thanks to all our supporters over the past twelve years for making the dream of an education a reality for so many amazing students and future leaders! Please continue to keep the students and staff in your thoughts and prayers.