As you may recall, our 8th graders took their National Tests earlier this spring. As they go off to Secondary school in July, we wanted to highlight that their high tests scores ranked Daylight School as the 4th highest scores in Pokot County! Please keep these amazing new high school students in your thoughts and prayers as they embark on another step in their education journey!
Meanwhile, back at the school, our office space has gotten a lovely make over! As you can imagine over time and great use, our buildings need upkeep and repair. Our staff has been hard at work updating the floors in the offices and they look great!
Our offices are used by our incredible staff every day to run the school. They have to keep track of all the students, purchasing food, school books, and other equipment, class curriculum, meetings for planning and communications with the U.S. Board, among many other things. If you haven’t, please check out our website page about our Daylight Kenya staff. We are so thankful for their hard work, compassion and dedication to our students!
Thank you 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.
“Kenya and Daylight School feel so much closer now.”
The quote above is from a long time Daylight School enthusiast in the USA. The comment captures how the shared experience of a pandemic in 2020 made for closer ties between the Daylight School community and its supporters in the USA. Hardship and worry have been our common bond. But so is a closer relationship forged by the ways we have been required, in our respective homelands, to care for loved ones and to keep children engaged while away from school. Throughout 2020 Daylight students, staff and leaders in Kenya have drawn upon their tireless spirit to continue Daylight’s mission. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the effort to provide high quality education, a safe and engaging campus, nutritious meals, and a breadth of experiences continued. The goal of empowering students to imagine and create a more peaceful and prosperous future for the people of West Pokot was not lost to the pandemic. Our Daylight Family – in Kenya and in the USA continued its work.
If you would like to view Daylight Center & School’s 2020 Annual Report, please click HERE to view or download the PDF.
We are happy to report that we no students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and while vaccines are in short supply in Kenya we hope that eventually our students and staff will have the opportunity to get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, life at school continues on as usual. Students are still studying and playing. Often attending class outdoors, as our younger students are in the picture below.
Thanks to your support and donations, Daylight is able to provide essential items such as mats for the younger students for resting, lots of beans to feed hungry bellies and firewood for cooking.
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.