On Monday, March 22nd, our 8th grade students will be taking their National Exams. These yearly exams, taken by all 8th grade students, were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The exams are usually given in the fall.
The staff held a party to say farewell and wish them luck on their exams and we hope that you will keep them in your thoughts as well.
The National Exams in Kenya are very important. They are educational exams that test core competencies in Math, Science, Reading, and English.
Students’ test scores qualify them for high school scholarships and determine what caliber of high school they will attend!
It also determines Daylight School’s district ranking. We are currently the only top performing school in West Pokot County that accepts so many students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our students and staff are very proud of this!
Our school manager Reuben and our school secretary Mercy with two of our amazing 8th grade students!
Today our students celebrated the 10th birthday for two of our 3rd grade students and twins, Clare and Clara! The staff at Daylight loves celebrating with the students and who doesn’t love a party at school on a Friday! Here the students, let by their teacher, Winnie, celebrated by singing and dancing together.
Each of the girls had a beautiful pink cake with their name on it, and there was a banner on the chalkboard in the classroom to make the party even more festive.
In Kenya some pour water on the birthday celebrants as a symbol of their birth. You can see in the photo below that Clara and Clare are each getting their turn.
We here at Daylight hope you are able to celebrate with your friends and family, even if it is from a distance these days. We celebrate all of you and the tremendous difference you are making in the lives of our students and future leaders!