• November 21, 2018

NMS National Exam Scores Highest in Busia County

BREAKING NEWS: The results of the Kenyan National 8th Grade exams that determines the future of the students have just been released… The Nambale Magnet School is the number 1 school in test scores in the entire Busia County! Every year since the Nambale Magnet School has grown to the 8th grade it has consistently had the top scores of the region, outperforming itself every year. In 2016 the...

  • September 27, 2018

An Autumn Celebration NMS Fundraiser featured in Voices

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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  • September 1, 2018

NMS Sustainable Farming Takes Root

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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  • July 13, 2018

Rotary International Grant Application Accepted!

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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  • July 2, 2018

My Trip to the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya

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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  • June 29, 2018

Two Teaching Interns and One Unforgettable NMS Experience

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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  • March 29, 2018

End of Term at the Nambale Magnet School

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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  • October 12, 2017

First Adult Computer Class Graduates

These photos of recent computer class graduates represents a tremendous accomplishment for the Nambale Magnet School and the entire community that houses the school. The schools mission was to assist the community in lifting itself out of the abject poverty it found itself in as a result of the AIDS pandemic and other factors. The schools founder, Reverend Evalyn Wakhusama, decided to include adul...

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  • October 4, 2017

Prayasam’s Visit to Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya

VIDEO – Prayasam, an NGO based in India visited the Nambale Magnet School and spent the weekend at the school with learners teaching them life skills, games, songs and dance. The video was taken by the young adults from India working with Prayasam, an organization based in Calcutta offering life skills to young people in India and around the world. The young people have been in Kenya for the...