The construction is designed for efficiency and permanence that will enable it to stand the test of time and become a symbol of stability to the region. The school is designed to easily convert classrooms to dormitories, as more space is needed for the coming grades. The first constructed building has both classrooms and dormitories for up through 3rd grade. The second building phase is constructed to meet the needs of the 4th – 6th graders.
Over the years a school farm was added, sewing center, laundry facility, science lab, housing and class room wings for students up to the 8th grade, teachers housing, a guest house, school nurses office, generator and is fully functioning up to the 8th grade for the since 2016.
We are studying “off grid” ways of pumping water from the ground, solar energy to power electricity, cooking and heating water. We are using an innovative and inexpensive sand filtration system to ensure pure drinking water. The agricultural program will look into the latest hydroponics planting techniques for maximizing crop yields. Our school farm, dairy unit, chickens, pigs and tilapia ponds not only feed our children but also provide a micro economy selling back to the community milk and eggs. This creates financial sustainability.
At long last the Nambale Magnet School will have a bio-digester to turn the effluence from the farm animals and human population to bio fuel in order to heat the water. A roof rain water collection system harvests rain water when there are rains and stores them in a series of cisterns to store water. A solar pumping system pumps the water to water towers for consumption. NMS tries to incorporate as many ecologically friendly building best practices as possible for a small footprint. These measures also contribute to greater financial sustainability.
Many financially sustainable measures have been implemented to decrease operating costs.
Measures implemented today include
A major factor in Financial sustainability will be a community center that will serve the community and also serve as a major income flow to support the schools activities. As in most private schools anywhere in the world, endowments and donations will allow the school to expand but the day to day operational costs will be covered with these built in income streams.
Accomplishments to Date
Construction of any one building on campus will not begin until all funding is obtained for that building.
Future construction will include: