Our Daylight Kenyan 2020 Leadership Team
Reuben Losharipo, Daylight School manager. He ensures that the school has the materials we need to meet the physical needs of the children and staff. He purchases food, fire wood, and school supplies. He is also in charge of staff payroll. Reuben has been with Daylight since the beginning 12 years ago and we are so grateful for his leadership.
Paul Okiya, School Headmaster Paul oversees the student’s academic outcomes and works with our teachers to prepare quality lessons. We are so grateful for his pursuit of academic excellence.
Mercy Chemutai Kogo, School Secretary Mercy is in charge of keeping records of students, reporting to the Kenyan Ministry of Education, and relating to Daylight student’s family members. She is also the technology teacher and helps our students learn computer skills.
Co-Founder Angelina Kimpur and School Matron is the school matron and the kids call her “Mama Daylight.” She ensures that the students are healthy and well fed. She accompanies sick children to the doctor. She oversees the school kitchen which prepares over 1000 meals per day. And is in charge of the Daylight farm which grows 1/3 of the food eaten at Daylight. She is also the day to day project manager of Daylight building projects.
Co-Founder Daylight Kenya Director Michael Kimpur Michael oversees the large scale projects and visioning for Daylight. But he entrusts the majority of the day to day operations to the rest of the leadership team. This is because Michael also serves the Kenyan Government as the Director of Disaster Relief for the local West Pokot County Government. He works closely with the Governor of the region to help provide emergency relief caused by hunger, poverty, or natural disasters. Michael’s work is vital to the health and safety of the wider community in which Daylight School is located. See and hear Director Michael Kimpur’s story “From Herds Boy to School Boy.”
Nathan Roberts, Daylight Co-Founder, U.S. Director
Nathan’s responsibilities include administration, visioning, planning, and organizational support with the US Board of Directors. Nathan is also the Director of Community Engagement at First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, MN.
Jill Schons, U.S. Director of Administrative Operations
Jill coordinates Daylight’s U.S. operations and administrative needs such as donor tracking, correspondence and social media. Jill is also the Financial Secretary for Edina Morningside Community Church and an executive assistant in the health care industry.
U.S. Board of Directors
Cindy Wagner, Retired Public School Teacher and Instructional Coach
Curt Squires, Treasurer, Sr. Info Tech Professional at University of Minnesota
Rev. Elliott Howard, Retired, Linden Hills UCC
Lori Hart, Vice-Chair, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Merv Miller, Chair, Real Estate Agent
Rachel Arneson, Farmer at Arneson Farms
Rebecca Erickson, World Traveler & Presbyterian Women’s Leadership
Travis Collins, Special Education Assistant at Minneapolis Public Schools
Kenyan Board of Directors
Johnson Yopo – Board Chair, Principal at a School in West Pokot County, Kenya
Angelina Kuo – Daylight School Matron
Ben Domongole – Kenyan businessman
Fridah Kamoi – Education administrator
James Chilakol – Retired Kenyan school principal
John Bosco – Farmer and community leader in Alale Township, Kenya
Karen Cheptoo – Farmer
Sharon Cheru – Kenyan business woman
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