Daylight’s Student Safety & Well Being Response to Coronavirus

The safety and well being of Daylight students and staff during Coronavirus is the highest priority for us. There have been at least 15 confirmed case of Coronavirus in Kenya and we are working with the Kenyan Government to ensure all our staff and students are given accurate information.

The leadership team of Daylight Center and School are leading the response efforts. They are ensuring students and staff stay safe and healthy. School Manager Reuben is coordinating deliveries and using his motorbike to get needed supplies.

School Manager Reuben Losharipo with his daughter

In accordance with recommendations from the Kenya Government, educational classes are postponed. The Daylight campus will be closed to the students who walk or ride to school on a daily basis. Students with families nearby will stay with their families. We will continue to find ways to support our students and their families who are practicing social distancing.

Daylight Headmaster Paul updating students and staff on the safety and well being plan.

Many hand washing stations have been set up throughout the Daylight campus to keep kids hands as clean as possible.

For the students who must remain at Daylight’s dormitory due to their family situations, we are working hard to limit exposure. We are also attempting to continue to support (and have fun!) by continuing many of the beloved non-classroom activities.

The Daylight Track Team was sad that their national track meets were cancelled. But they are continuing to train in their new track suits!

Grace, Sunday, Pembe, Reuben and friends on the Daylight Track Team.

Many of the students favorite parts of their day continue at Daylight. We are continuing to serve a healthy meals to students living on campus.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are being provided to students and staff at Daylight.

Angelina Kimpur is ensuring the students are being well fed. Using the eggs, milk, corn, and beans. Many of which are grown in Daylight’s farm.

Daylight Matron Angelina Kimpur holding an egg from Daylight’s farm.

The days are still filled with field games organized by staff and students!

Field games at Daylight.

The playground is in full swing!

Swing set at Daylight.

Students are continuing to have fun in their classrooms with teachers who have remained on campus.

Students are continuing to learn in the Daylight computer lab.

Daylight computer lab.

The construction team of Fundis (the swahili word for worker) are using the time to work on the empty classrooms. The workers are being careful to have a lot of distance from Daylight students and staff.

They are putting the finishing touches on the new Pre-School classrooms.

The Daylight students and staff said they are keeping their American friends in their thoughts and prayers. They hope you all stay staff and healthy.

Thank you for your continued support of Daylight as they meet the needs of our students in this difficult time. We will keep you updated on Daylight’s continuing response to the coronavirus.


Our Students Love Getting Letters from America

Daylight Students love getting mail from their classroom sponsors! They are so excited to read the letters from their friends in America. It is empowering to know that people care about them enough to share their lives in a letter. Our students like to learn about American culture, families, schools, and weather (especially snow!).

This is why we are so grateful for the Daylight classroom sponsors who take time to write our students. These letters are read to the entire class and then passed around for each student to read. They love looking at the pictures and holding a letter from across the world!

If you are interested in becoming a classroom sponsor you can give $30 monthly, you’ll be partnered with a specific class of your choice (grade 4, 5, 6, or 7). These monthly funds will go to purchasing food, school supplies, and daily needs of the students. You are invited to write letters to the class. In return, you’ll receive updates and letters from students three times a year.

Letter-Writing Prompts to Your Sponsored Class:

Your letters will be read to the entire class so please address it to the class as a whole. In your letters we encourage you to connect over interests and activities. Please avoid talking about things you own. If you send a picture of your family please do not include pictures of your home or things you own.

Why are you excited about about supporting this class?
What have you recently learned about Kenya or Daylight School?
What do you hope the child will learn at School? (This could be a truth or skill.)
What do you appreciate about this class?
What do you want the class to remember when facing discouragement?
What are your closest family members like?
What do you like to do when your extended family gets together?
What is your typical day like now?
What do you do at church/work/school?
What do you like most about your hometown?
What are some interesting facts about your state/province/region?
How do you relax?

Letters can be mailed to Daylight US PO Box and they will be delivered to Daylight Kenya quarterly.

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

Our students sent their greetings, their gratitude for supporting their education, and they look forward to reading your letters!