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2nd Annual Autumn Celebration Fundraiser Results

October 13, 2018 - The 2nd Annual Autumn Celebration food and wine tasting fundraiser event was held on October 4th at Hopkins Vineyard in Warren, CT. [ more ]

Woodbury Fall Festival Prize Winners

October 1, 2018 - The winners of the "giraffe" at the Woodbury Fall Festival in Woodbury, CT where Cornerstone Project was fundraising for the Nambale Magnet School on Sunday, September 30th. [ more ]

An Autumn Celebration NMS Fundraiser featured in Voices

September 25, 2018 - 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... [ more ]

NMS Sustainable Farming Takes Root

September 1, 2018 - It has become apparent that the word is getting around and the Nambale Magnet School model is working well! [ more ]

Cornerstone Project Gofundme Campaign Launch

August 22, 2018 - 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. [ more ]

Rotary International Grant Application Accepted!

July 13, 2018 - 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. [ more ]

My Trip to the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya

July 2, 2018 - 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. [ more ]

Two Teaching Interns and One Unforgettable NMS Experience

June 29, 2018 - 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... [ more ]

End of Term at the Nambale Magnet School

March 29, 2018 - 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... [ more ]

8th Grade Test Results are in and the Results are Awesome

November 21, 2017 - 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. [ more ]

The Nambale Magnet School is Celebrating You on Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017 - As we celebrate another successful year, may I heartily thank you for being a wonderful partner with Nambale Magnet School. I take this time to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day... [ more ]

First Adult Computer Class Graduates

October 12, 2017 - These photos of recent computer class graduates represents a tremendous accomplishment for the Nambale Magnet School and the entire community that houses the school... [ more ]

Prayasam’s Visit to Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya

October 4, 2017 -  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... [ more ]

An Autumn Celebration Fundraiser @ Hopkins Vineyard

September 27, 2017 - A wine tasting fundraising event to raise awareness and generate support for the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya and will be hosted at the beautiful Hopkin's Vineyard in Warren, CT. The event will feature wine tasting, live music by Devon Eddy, a silent auction and food provided by the finest restaurants in Litchfield County. [ more ]

New Sewing Lab, More Sustainability for the School

August 16, 2017 -  With the generous donation of sewing machines, a sewing lab has been added to the Nambale Magnet School. Now instead of purchasing mosquito nets for beds and uniforms, the school has the capability of making their own. As with the farm, the sewing lab also offers the children an additional learning opportunity. A plan is set in motion to offer sewing lessons to the curriculum for those who are interested. [ more ]

NMS Students Go on a Field Trip to Mbita Point, Kenya

August 2, 2017 - Each year a field trip is planned that widens the children's worldview. This year the children took a trip to the nearest populated area, the town of Mbita Point on the shore of Lake Victoria. While there, they visited another school, an insect research center and a mausoleum of a very historic Kenyan figure. [ more ]

Sports Day 2017 at the Nambale Magnet School

July 26, 2017 - Once a year, the Nambale Magnet School has a tradition of holding a sports day for the learners on either the last Saturday of June or first Saturday of July. This year sports day was hosted on July 2nd and the event drew learners, staff, parents, guardians and two neighboring schools to participate. [ more ]

Nambale Magnet School’s Top Graduating Students in High School

July 6, 2017 - Some of our recent graduates are now in High School busy doing amazing things. Alpha and Jackson in the same school and were our top two learners in last year's KCPE results. Both Alpha and Jackson are doing very well. Alpha recently attended a mentoring program for a week organized by the First Lady in Kenya. Jackson and Joy Lilian, another of the Nambale Magnet School's top learners will also attending the program this week... [ more ]

Miami Parishioners Help with School Maintenance

May 20, 2017 - A group of parishioners from a church in Miami recently came to visit and share in some maintenance and fellowship with the population of the Nambale Magnet School. While visiting the school the parishioners helped by painting recently renovated teacher housing buildings... [ more ]

First Quarter Fundraising Results for Nambale Magnet School

April 22, 2017 - The first quarter of 2017 has been absolutely fantastic, fundraising efforts resulted in over $30,000 being raised for the following causes and projects... [ more ]

Evalyn Wakhusama receives warm welcome from Cornerstone Project

April 18, 2017 - Evalyn Wakhusama, the schools founder shared the latest in Nambale Magnet School news and developments with proud supporters of the Cornerstone Project at the Studio of Architect Peter Talbot in Washington Depot, CT... [ more ]

8 Year Milestones at The Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya

March 20, 2017 - Meet some of the learners and staff at the Nambale Magnet School. Tour the campus and see first hand all that we have achieved working together in the last 8 years... [ more ]

Awards Day 2017 – Accomplished Students Receive Awards

March 7, 2017 - Each year the Nambale Magnet School honors its accomplished students with awards in a number of categories. Learners look forward to the opportunity to be recognized and appreciated for their efforts... [ more ]

Introducing the new sponsored learners to the Nambale Magnet School!

February 6, 2017 - With the eighth grade class having done so well, we focus our attention on keeping the excellence going. As the saying goes: Staying on top is as challenging and getting to the top! These are our new sponsored learners that started in the "baby class" in January... [ more ]

Cornerstone Project 2016 | A Year in Review

January 12, 2017 - With the help of grant requests, fundraising events, online crowdfunding and of course our generous donors we are very grateful the Cornerstone Project has been able to fund the following needs for the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya... [ more ]

NMS Students National Test Scores Among Highest in the Busia District

December 1, 2016 - The Nambale Magnet School topped the Busia District in the Eighth grade National Test! The highest score was 421. There were 6 students with over 400 marks, 12 with 350 marks and above, the mean score is 361.9! Great job teachers, students and director of the Nambale Magnet School, Evalyn Wakhusama for her tireless efforts... [ more ]

SMV Youth Mission Trip to the Nambale Magnet School

September 20, 2016 - This is the documentary about the Youth Mission Trip from the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco to the Nambale Magnet School in Kenya. During their visit they were kind enough to volunteer around the school and one of the things the students did was paint the Karibu Guest House... [ more ]

Sports Day 2015

July 3, 2015 - On 8th June the school held its annual sports day, which takes place every last Saturday of June. This exciting event draws together learners, teachers, staff, parents, neighboring schools and the community members for a day of fun and sporting. Among the crowd pullers were the challenging sack race combined with other activities such as balancing a hardboiled egg on a desert spoon in one's mouth... [ more ]

New Classroom Update

February 3, 2015 - The new classroom wing and dormitory wings are nearly completed, just in time for the upcoming classes. We continue to grow and to provide a top education for the vulnerable children of the Busia District of Western Kenya... [ more ]

Head Master House Funded

November 21, 2014 - Cornerstone Project has funded a home for the head master on the proper to increase the security to the children. We have also funded the expansion of the kitchen and a new classroom wing and dormitory wing thanks to your generous donations... [ more ]

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