Skipping & Jumping Back to School!

After a great holiday break with family and friends our students are jumping with excitement to get back to Daylight school!

Joshua Kimpur at a village reunion

Our students are riding, walking, skipping, and jumping their way back to school.

Students heading back to school.

It is the start of a new school year because Kenyan schools begin their new year in January. School Manager Reuben has been hard at work making sure the classrooms are stocked with chalk and school uniforms are ready for the new students.

School manager Reuben inspecting school uniforms.

Students are telling their fellow classmates all the fun family and friends that they saw on holiday break. Then it is time to get back to lessons!

2nd graders practicing sounding out letter combinations.

Edgar is excited to start 7th grade. He’s the oldest of six children and his parents live on a small farm in the village of Alale. His mom and dad are elementary school teachers in the village. His parents really value education and they wanted Edgar to go to a top performing middle school. They chose to send Edgar to Daylight because as Edgar says, “Daylight is a good school for older students preparing for the national exams.” They were able to contribute to pay for a portion of Edgar’s education, but with six children living on village teacher’s wages, their family needed help, so Edgar’s education was made possible by a Daylight scholarship.

Edgar in 7th Grade.

Edgar loves studying biology and learning about farming. “I like to learn about food.” He smiles. Daylight is a great place for hands on biology classes because Daylight has a working farm with lots of cows, chickens, geese, goats, gardens, and corn.

When Edgar grows up he wants to be a pilot. He likes watching planes fly overhead during the recess. “I have never flown but I want to fly to visit another country.”

“Thank you for your support because without your support we could not have Daylight. I’m am going to achieve my goals and someday fly a plane!”

Thank you for supporting Edgar’s new school year and for supporting all 400 students at Daylight! Your gifts help young people realize their dreams.

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