Daylight celebrates & mourns the passing of 13 yr old student Nancy Chepoisho

It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the death of our dear friend 13 year old Daylight student Nancy Chepoisho. 
Nancy was a warm and wonderful young woman who brought much joy to her friends, family, and classmates. She passed last week in the night, after having a slight fever before bed. It is unclear what disease caused her death, but all too often it is like that here in rural Kenya. 20151020_072759
The whole community, the staff, and children of Daylight gathered nearby to bury Nancy and pay their respects to her family. It was a beautiful time of coming together for the family and sharing stories about Nancy.
We know that the children, especially the 4th graders, are mourning her loss. Many of them have already lost so many family members and friends. Please keep the children and staff in your thoughts and prayers.  Children who have seen so much tragedy often remember other traumatic events after a death and it can be so challenging for them.
Even the angels in heaven are surely weeping for these children, but now we trust Nancy to God’s good care.
Michael Kimpur



Gratitude Tea and Benefit Concert

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We’re writing today to invite you to Daylight’s Gratitude Tea on November 8th at 3 PM. The event is for friends, supporters and a reunion of-sorts for people who have been on trips to Daylight. You will hear stories from people who have visited Daylight and learn how you can grow with Daylight as we look towards the future.

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
3PM,  Lynnhurst Congregational UCC
4501 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419


Benefit Concert to benefit Daylight!

Join us for a great night of Music with
Peter Miller of We Are the Willows
A.M. Stryker
and Josh Cleveland

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
7PM Doors/8 PM Music,  Solomon’s Porch
100 W 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419


Hand Cranked Well Water

Daylight relies on several forms of water. During the rainy season (April – September) tanks fill with rain water collected from the roofs. They supply more than enough water.

During the dry season (October – March) Daylight relies water delivery by trucks to fill those tanks. This is a video of the tank by the Boys Elementary Dorm being filled up.

The other main source of clean safe water if from the well. Water is hand cranked by students at a number of wells around the campus. This well is near the kitchen.

Thank you for making it possible for our students to drink safe clean water.

NOTE: Last year an electronic pump was installed at Daylight but the Kenyan Electric Company has not maintained a consistent power supply to the city making it difficult to rely on the electric pump.


Daylight High School Under Construction!

Can you believe it? Daylight’s first class is going into their first year of High School.

DSC_2801 GloriaGloria is ready to start High School! But before January 2016, we have some work to do! Daylight is currently hard at work building the new High School classrooms!

The lumber was bought last week to roof the 9th grade classroom.

20150829_162349The roof trusses are bring fastened. 20150829_162306They were installed and are ready for the tin roof!20150929_154208

Roof check. Now for the inside!



Kids happy. Check.


The windows are being installed in the new girls dorm!20150829_164131 And the students are preparing for the final exams at 8th Graders!12032229_891463424265945_2336475662988071386_nThank you for making these children’s education possible!

Your partnership makes this happen.