History of the Lake Eyasi Girls Vocational Training Center
Growing up, Lightness had to work part time jobs in the neighborhood selling ripe bananas and other fruits to subsidize family and school needs. After primary school, Lightness joined the Montessori teachers training and became a kindergarten teacher.
Lighness is now married to Mr. Modest H. Bayo.They have three children; Raymond, Janet, and Ryan, of their own.
In 2005, Modest and Lightness Bayo opened a primary school, Tumaini Junior School, in their home, starting with 17 nursery students. This school has now grown to over 550 students in pre-primary through primary level 7 (equivalent to 8th grade in the U.S.)
In 2009, Lightness discussed with her husband, Modest, how to make a better life for the needy, disadvantaged girls from her home village in Lake Eyasi, who have dropped out of school following early pregnancy. They had lost all hope of fulfilling their dreams of a happy future.
Lake Eyasi Girls School came into operation in 2011 to help these young girls who have dropped from primary and secondary school because they were pregnant and lacked the money needed for school fees and uniforms.