2020 Classes with President Maurine

Maurine is Daylight’s class president of 2020 and she is excited for a great year of school. She is in 8th grade and is our top student in the exams and her classes.

Daylight Class President Maurine

Maurine is excited to encourage her fellow students to work hard and excel in their studies. She is from a family that really values education. Her mother is a primary school teacher, and her father used to be a runner in competitions around the world. He is now a vegetable and fruit farmer.

Maurine wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. She wants to help women in childbirth, because many people cannot get to a hospital. So she wants to go to the villages and homes to help them.

First School Assembly of 2020

The sun was shining on the new 2020 class of Daylight during the first school Assembly in the ball field. Our students sang, danced, heard encouraging speeches from their teachers and headmaster, and then headed to class.

Pre-School classroom

Our pre-school students and teachers are excited to begin learning their ABC’s. They moved across the campus to their permanent brick classroom. It’s still needs to be painted, but they are excited to have their section of the campus with a play area outside.

After the festivities it was back to class and our teachers and students got to work on their lessons. Thank you for helping make this school possible. Your support gives our students like Maurine the chance to fulfill their dreams of building a strong future for their community.

A special thank you to the Autumn Ridge Team and local builders for building the pre-school classroom and to Mike and Pat Roberts for making a generous contribution towards construction materials.


Skipping & Jumping Back to School!

After a great holiday break with family and friends our students are jumping with excitement to get back to Daylight school!

Joshua Kimpur at a village reunion

Our students are riding, walking, skipping, and jumping their way back to school.

Students heading back to school.

It is the start of a new school year because Kenyan schools begin their new year in January. School Manager Reuben has been hard at work making sure the classrooms are stocked with chalk and school uniforms are ready for the new students.

School manager Reuben inspecting school uniforms.

Students are telling their fellow classmates all the fun family and friends that they saw on holiday break. Then it is time to get back to lessons!

2nd graders practicing sounding out letter combinations.

Edgar is excited to start 7th grade. He’s the oldest of six children and his parents live on a small farm in the village of Alale. His mom and dad are elementary school teachers in the village. His parents really value education and they wanted Edgar to go to a top performing middle school. They chose to send Edgar to Daylight because as Edgar says, “Daylight is a good school for older students preparing for the national exams.” They were able to contribute to pay for a portion of Edgar’s education, but with six children living on village teacher’s wages, their family needed help, so Edgar’s education was made possible by a Daylight scholarship.

Edgar in 7th Grade.

Edgar loves studying biology and learning about farming. “I like to learn about food.” He smiles. Daylight is a great place for hands on biology classes because Daylight has a working farm with lots of cows, chickens, geese, goats, gardens, and corn.

When Edgar grows up he wants to be a pilot. He likes watching planes fly overhead during the recess. “I have never flown but I want to fly to visit another country.”

“Thank you for your support because without your support we could not have Daylight. I’m am going to achieve my goals and someday fly a plane!”

Thank you for supporting Edgar’s new school year and for supporting all 400 students at Daylight! Your gifts help young people realize their dreams.