THE IMPACT OF DAYSTAR ALUMNI

 

David Dut Aboor Teil
Graduated from Daystar in 20011
Degree: Community Development

David was one of many children that was forced to flee his home village due to civil war in Sudan. He and his large family lived in an Ethiopian refugee camp for several years before fleeing war that made its way to Ethiopia as well. It was in Ethiopia that he started getting an education and came to love Jesus. He moved to Uganda and Sudan and worked as a secretary in a local church while finishing his high school education. David enrolled in Daystar University with a strong desire to learn skills that would help rebuild his devastated nation. Since graduating in 2011 with a degree in community development, he has worked at the South Sudan Red Cross under various positions in emergency preparedness and disaster relief. He is now the Head of Disaster Management and he attributes this to his education at Daystar. He said, “My promotions were based on performance, consequently the result of the knowledge I got from Daystar University. I am not boasting of what position I have but I am counting what God is doing for me, and that was because of my honored donors who had supported my future.” He expresses his thanks for his donors who helped get him to where he is today, where he is working at a job he loves helping vulnerable people.  To his donors he says, “I would like to assure you that the money you invested in my education did not go in vain! I hope you feel proud of what you have done to education me and help the people of South Sudan. Without you I would have been nothing at all, even for my family.”

Stephen Olang
Graduated from Daystar in 2007
Degree: Community Development & Religious Biblical Studies

Before coming to Daystar, Stephen was accused of a crime he did not commit and endured beatings, torture and over three years of wrongful incarceration. This sparked a passion for social justice in Stephen, especially for the disadvantaged. When Stephen joined Daystar University he had no money, but because of donors like Mount Pleasant he was able to finish his education. Stephen now speaks out about injustice through the International Justice Mission and serves as an assistant Pastor in his local church.

 

Michael Mariach Kimpur
Graduated from Daystar in 2003
Degree: Community Development

In 2008 Michael started Daylight Center & School on the edge of Kenya’s northwest nomadic lands to bring Christ-centered education to children.

“My education at Daystar helped me ground my faith in solid ethics and gave me practical tools to make a difference in others’ lives. I am currently using those skills to manage Daylight Center and School’s numerous staff, gain funding opportunities abroad, work effectively in cross-cultural contexts, and provide education for over 200 children, which all ultimately allow me to empower children to break long-standing generational patterns of violence.  I thank God and Daystar University for making this calling a reality for me.”

 
 

Jacqueline Mwikali
Graduated from Daystar in 2007
Degree: Communication

Jacqueline’s story is inspiring. Watch a short video of Jacqueline as she shares her Daystar experience - an experience that you helped make possible.

 
 
 
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Josephine Naisula Lesuuda
Graduated from Daystar in 2007
Degree: Communication

At the age of 25, Lesuuda became the youngest Kenyan woman to be awareded the prestigious presidential Order of the Grand Warrior for her efforts in bringing peace among warring pastoralist communities and using journalism to highlight social issues. One year later, she received the International Labour Organisation Wedge Award 2011 for Prowe Outstanding Professional Woman. She continues her humanitarian work and is currently the senator of Samburu County.