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Cornerstone Fall 2022 Newsletter

November 23, 2022 - In this issue: From the Ashes - A New Building Emerges; Student Profile: Meet Sheryl; Back to the Vineyard: An Incredible Fall Festival; Computer Science at the Nambale Magnet School; Nambale Magnet Students Attend Journalism Symposium; Technology Equipment Still Needed ... [ more ]

From the Ashes: A New Building Emerges!

November 2, 2022 - As many will recall, shortly after the school reopened from its COVID closure, the Nambale Magnet School suffered a devasting fire that destroyed the boy's dorm that housed 150 students. Mercifully, no one was hurt, and our generous supporters sprang into action to assist in the triage and support the rebuilding of the wing ... [ more ]

Back to the Vineyard: An Incredible Fall Festival!

October 6, 2022 - On a beautiful fall evening in the height of the fall foliage season in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, the Cornerstone Project had our most successful Fall Festival fundraiser ever, netting just over $18,000!  At the Hopkins Vineyard, in Warren Connecticut, near the shores of Lake Waramaug, the Cornerstone Project hosted our Sixth Annual Fall Festival ... [ more ]

Computer Science at the Nambale Magnet School

September 16, 2022 - The Nambale Magnet School is both investing in and embracing technology. The current infrastructure makes it possible to introduce coding lessons in the school facility under the ICT department.  NMS has partnered with Kodris Africa and trained our ICT Academic teacher on coding which is supposed to commence immediately when the school reopens next year for lessons ... [ more ]

Nambale Magnet Students Attend Journalism Symposium

September 1, 2022 - Children of the Nambale Magnet School gain experience from a Kenya newspaper and come out on top in competition!   Grade 8 students were able to get experience and a one-on-one audience with news editors from a national newspaper called Taifa Leo. The newspaper promotes Kiswahili language by offering creating and training on Insha (composition) in Swahili ... [ more ]

Become a Cornerstone Corporate Sponsor

August 16, 2020 - Please consider becoming a Corporate or Individual sponsor! Sponsorship packages start at just $100!  Sponsors provide a significant percentage of our overall support to the Nambale Magnet School ... [ more ]

Computers & Technology Upgrades Urgently Needed

May 15, 2022 - As the COVID pandemic highlighted and the general trends indicate, technology and computers are essential tools in the modern and remote education process. The school’s computers were acquired in 2012 and have been refurbished on many occasions over the years. The computers have now reached the point of complete obsolescence. From the original 45 computers that the computer lab started with, only 13 remain. There is an urgent need for 50 new computers for the computer lab ... [ more ]

Namable Magnet School Students Excel Again!

April 20, 2022 – Once again the Nambale Magnet School is celebrating the results of Kenya’s National High School Qualifying Exams. This year marked the 5th time that the school has sent its 8th graders to take the arduous three-day long exams.  The class consisted of 48 very determined and competitive students.  The school received a mean score of 383.83, a leap by 10 points from last year and ... [ more ]

Meet Sara Oyuu

March 18, 2022 - In our series that looks into workings of the Nambale Magent School, we introduce to you Sara Oyuu. Sara, who arrived at the school in 2021, is a young and enthusiastic new teacher that teaches French at the school. The children not only speak their native Kiswahili but are instructed in English and given a third language from an early age. Sara also teaches computer skills for children from grades 2-6. Her love for the French language came from a former high school teacher ... [ more ]

Nambale Magnet School's Micro Economy: The Farm

February 1, 2022 - In our series that looks into the many facets of the Nambale Magnet School, we highlight the school's micro economy and its connection to hands-on real-life learning. We introduce you to Michael Matete. Michael supervises the schools farm production unit. This includes the crops, dairy unit, chicken facility and the pigsty. Michael hails from the Nambale area and enjoys seeing the students understand the natural world and learn ways to cultivate sustainability ... [ more ]

Nambale Magnet School Hires Business Manager

January 15, 2022 - Meet Barbra Alado Omeri! - Barbra just signed on as Business Manager for the Nambale Magnet School. As business manager, Barbra is tasked to increase the efficiency of the school's operations ... [ more ]

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