Daylight Students stay healthy and safe!

Some classes are back in session, with more to come! Our students are very happy to be back in class and the staff has been working hard to make sure that Daylight School is following the guidelines set by the Kenyan government and health officials. This includes setting up extra hand washing stations throughout the school grounds so that the students and staff have easy access to them.

The staff has provided many new hand washing stations for the students to use.
Another hand washing station.

Daylight Kenya Director Michael Kimpur spoke to the students about staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic as classes start up again. He and other staff make sure students understand how important it is to keep their hands clean, wear their masks and socially distance as much as possible. Classrooms have changed to accommodate students sitting further apart from each other and outdoor classes will also be held so that students are not inside the buildings as much.

Director Michael Kimpur advising students of the importance of wearing masks and keeping social distance.

Thank you to Edina Morningside Community Church for their donation to pay for one of the new tents the school will need to set up it’s outdoor classrooms. We are still in need of one more tent and welcome any donations to fund that purchase. We will also be adding furniture and equipment to the office of the school head master to comply with the Ministry of Education.

Headmaster Paul Okiya working in his office.

Thanks to all our supporters 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. 


1 Minute Update: Daylight Board Members Make an Impact!

Dear Friends,

Daylight wouldn’t be the amazing school it is without the help of both our Kenyan and U.S. Board of Directors! Over the past twelve years many friends of Daylight have served for two or more years on the U.S. Board and every one of them has helped make a lasting impact for our students.  Our U.S. Board members have all gained a better understanding of how Daylight School functions and has become even more….

We are currently accepting applications to fill general board spots, but also specifically looking for someone with the skills and interest to fill the board’s Treasurer position. Board members generally spend 4-6 hours per month attending our monthly board meeting and any follow-ups. The Treasurer role would be an additional 2-3 hours per month. If you are interested please reach out to Jill at and she will connect you with one of our current board members for more information. We would also invite anyone interested to sit in on our board meeting on December 7th. Please let us know – we would love to share this amazing experience with you!

Cindy Wagner and Eliot Howard, who have both been on the U.S. Board since xxxxx, share why they are involved with Daylight and have chosen to serve on the Board. 

Cindy Wagner

Cindy has served as a public school classroom teacher, literacy coach, instructional coach, and adult educator for over 30 years. She does some consulting, but is mostly retired, spending as much time as possible with her husband, adult children, and 5 grandchildren. Cindy loves to travel, read, sew, knit, kayak, bike, and fly kites! 

Why I am involved with Daylight School:

I strongly believe in education as a change agent. I also strongly believe that when we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus, we can feel God’s presence and things happen for good. I experienced and witnessed the hope and joy present at Daylight, and I believe God is truly present in that place. I want to use my talents to support and further the work of God in this amazing place by serving on the Board. 

Cindy with students on her visit to Daylight School in Kenya, Summer 2018

Eliot Howard

Eliot was born and raised in Concord Massachusetts. Following seminary, he served two churches in New England. In 1993, Eliot and his family came to Minnesota, where he served for 27 years as Pastor of Linden Hills United Church of Christ. The relationship between Linden Hills UCC & Daylight afforded Eliot the opportunity to visit the school in 2018 

With their immediate family residing in the Twin Cities, Eliot and his wife Jan are grateful for the time they are able to all spend together. Eliot and Jan also enjoy visiting Minnesota’s north shore, and appreciate the civic and philanthropic landscape of this state. 

Why I am involved with Daylight School

Prior to visiting Daylight I was convinced that the school’s mission of educating and developing leaders was being achieved in ways that were comprehensive, sustainable and achieved by adherence to the values of mutual respect and shared leadership. Visiting Daylight in 2018 blessed me with the opportunity to see the mission and practices of the school showing forth in the exuberant and determined lives of staff and scholars alike.      

Thanks to all our supporters and Board Members 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.