Local Kenyans Donated Equivalent of $250,000 to Daylight in 2017!

Local Kenyans donated the equivalent of $250,000 worth of volunteer hours, food and livestock grown in the Daylight farm, monetary, and in-kind donations to Daylight School in Kenya in 2017!
Daylight has always been a partnership between the local people of rural Kenya and American supporters. Kenyans donate their labor in harvesting the school’s corn or helping construct classrooms. They donate bricks for building projects and offer corn, rice, and beans for the students to eat.teachersDaylight Teachers are often young people who have just graduated college. And, like in Teach for America in the U.S., our young teachers volunteer to help Daylight at only a fraction of a usual teacher’s pay. Daylight’s 25 teachers donated $20,000 in volunteer hours per month!

DSC04567Our four school cooks have children who attend Daylight! After serving and cleaning up 300 bowls, they donate several hours each week to the school. These hours are valued at $400 per month! In addition, the local builders and neighbors who construct our classrooms donate around $1200 in labor each month.IMG-20170824-WA0000The local businesses give Daylight reduced rates because they believe in the work we are doing. The construction delivery truck company reduces their typical fees by $250 each month.

Relatives of Daylight students, local businesses, and neighbors donate what they can to help Daylight grow. This year they donated bricks and sand to build the K – 3rd grade classroom. Each month they donated around $2,000 in corn, beans, rice, bricks, and donations.20151024_113233

Daylight is also a working farm! With an eye towards sustainability, Daylight produces three tons of corn each year and has five cows.  Daylight harvests $12,000 in corn and beans and $50 per month in milk. The corn is in the background and the kids are drinking the milk!

Local politicians, business leaders, and individuals make generous monetary donations to Daylight throughout the year! Daylight is a partnership.

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