Four years ago, the elders from the village of Alale (Michael’s childhood home village) gathered to discuss how to bring education and peace to their village. They decided they needed a church and a school. They donated a hill for Daylight to build a church and school on.
While things go slowly in Kenya, we made good on their request by constructing a small one-room building out of logs and clay–our first Daylight outpost–one year ago. Since then, it has been a hot bed of community education, singing, dancing, reading, and jumping!
Each week a hundred people (sometimes more!) walk miles to church to gather for Sunday worship and fellowship, which often lasts all day!
During the week, a Daylight teacher leads a morning class of pre-school children, teaching them to read and write on the chalk board. In the afternoons, men gather to learn the same.
As Alale is a very gendered culture, the locals prefer to have separate classes for men and women. We will be starting a women’s literacy class soon!
Thank you for helping to bring literacy and a lot of joy to the people of Alale.
A note on the recent terrorist attack in Nairobi:
This is a tragic ordeal. For those who are not as familiar with where Daylight is located in relation to Nairobi, it is over 6 hours away by car. However, it is possible that teachers and staff at Daylight know some of the victims in the terrorist attack. We hope you will join us in keeping Kenya in your thoughts and prayers.