NEW PRESTON — The Cornerstone Project will host An Autumn Celebration, a food and wine tasting set for 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Rd. This is the second year for the seasonal gathering to raise awareness and funds for the Nambale Magnet School, a Cornerstone Project-supported residential school located in Nambale, Kenya. “Last year’s event was remarka...

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It has become apparent that the word is getting around and the Nambale Magnet School model is working well! During our stay we were visited by a school in Tanzania that was looking to see if our sustainable farm model might have potential for their situation. At the very beginning of the partnership between WIKS Kenya, NMS, and Cornerstone Project, our goal was to use the Nambale Magnet School as ...

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VIDEO – To continue in our commitment to sustainability we are raising funds to purchase additional land adjacent to the Nambale Magnet School to be used for cultivating more food for the children and increasing food security. Additionally, funds raised will be used to create architectural plans for a community resource center which will be used for both adult education as well as meeting ...

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Rotary International Grant Allows for Construction of Full Cycle Water System and Waste to Fuel Biodigester. The Nambale Magnet School will soon start the implementation of a full cycle water system thanks to a grant request funded by Rotary International. View Full Cycle Water System ProjectView Waste to Fuel Biodigester Project The water situation in third world countries due to the effects of g...

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In May I made a trip to the Nambale Magnet School with two teaching interns, Lizzie and Colleen. It was a pleasure to see the school in action and to see how happy and motivated the children seemed to be. The school bustled with activity and the teachers and staff had everything well in hand. The overall feeling that seemed to permeate the school was that of love and gratitude. The purpose of our ...

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VIDEO – Lizzie Olmsted and Colleen Bouquot, both teaching interns from the University of Rhode Island recently spent two weeks at the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya and would love to share their experience. From May 8th, 2018 to May 24th, 2018, we spent time at The Nambale Magnet School in the Busia district of Western Kenya. The second we stepped foot on the grounds of The Nambale M...

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Jambo! This is a Kenyan greeting, meaning hello! The first term at the Nambale Magnet School (NMS) is coming to an end this week. The school has been in session for the last twelve weeks. We received new learners in January, a record increase since the school began in 2009. We are now at 380 learners and bursting our banks! A great highlight for the period has been the presence of two young studen...

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The First 8th grade graduating class this year was top in the region on the 8th grade standardized test of Kenya. We were able to find scholarships for all of our students! This year’s candidates sat for the test and the results are now in. This is amazing. We exceeded our performance of last year and are the number one scoring school in the region by a large margin. We are not exactly sure yet ...

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I am sitting outside my office at the School and staring into the empty field… It is 5PM and very quiet except for the noise of traffic on the road. It feels strange that the academic year has come to an end after a flurry of activities. The class of 2017 has completed the National Examinations. For the last 10 months it has been like a military training camp for these learners. The teachers...

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