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Electrical Fire Destroys Boys Dormitory
June 20, 2021 - A devastating fire caused by an electrical surge, destroyed the entire boys' dormitory on the Nambale Magnet School campus. The dorm was home to 150 boys who board at the School. Thankfully, all of the students are safe and no one was injured. The structure and its contents, were reduced to rubble -- nothing is salvageable. An Emergency Fire Fund has been created to help with the School and students' immediate needs ... [ more ]
Call for Fall Festival Auction Items
June 11, 2021 - The Cornerstone Project's 5th Annual Fall Festival and Auction fundraiser will be a virtual event on Sunday, October 3 through Tuesday, October 12, 2021. You can play an important part in supporting Cornerstone Project's mission by donating an item to our Fall Festival Online Auction fundraiser ... [ more ]
Become a Fall Festival Sponsor
June 11, 2020 - Please consider becoming a Corporate or Individual Fall Festival sponsor! Sponsorship packages start at just $100! Sponsors provide a significant percentage of our overall support to the Nambale Magnet School ... [ more ]
Teachers of the Nambale Magnet School Honored by Kappa Delta Pi
June 8, 2021 - Today, the teachers of the Nambale Magnet School gathered and met via Zoom with the Xi Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta at Fitchburg State University to celebrate. The teachers at the NMS were unaware of the meeting's agenda and what would be taking place during their time spent together. This surprise gathering was an opportunity for Kappa Delta Pi to celebrate and thank the teachers at the Nambale Magnet School for creating a learning environment that supports all students while helping them achieve goals that may not have been possible otherwise. [ more ]
Planning Underway for Fifth Annual Fall Festival and Auction!
May 17, 2021 - Last year's Fall Festival was such a resounding success we are celebrating online again this year! So, save the date of October 3rd and please join us as we hold our annual fundraiser for the Nambale Magnet School and the children in Kenya! Featured perfomance by renowned recording artist Bobby Jo Valentine, school updates from special guest Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama, all followed by a week-long Online Auction! ... [ more ]
NMS Students Again Score Highest in County in National Exams
April 16, 2021 - Once again, Nambale Magnet School has ranked #1 the county in the most recent Eighth Grade National Exams, with NMS students acheiving a mean score of just over 373. The National Eighth Grade Exam determines the future of all Kenyan children's education. With these high scores, the children can go on to good high schools and higher learning ... [ more ]
A Special Gift Arrives in Time for the School's Re-Opening!
January 10, 2021 - Thanks to a very generous donor in the United States and the shared fundraising efforts of the Nambale Magnet School and its community, a school bus for the Nambale Magnet School became a reality! The school bus was delivered during the recent re-opening of the school and it is a great source of pride for the Nambale Magnet School and its community ... [ more ]
Nambale Magnet School Student Body Returns for the First Time Since COVID Closing
January 7, 2021 - The Nambale Magnet School students are so happy to return to school. During the school closure, many of these children suffered extreme conditions of lack of nutrition and proper sanitation for bathing and washing. This was the heart-breaking result of removing these children from the safest environment they know ... [ more ]
New Tents and Solar Array for Hot Water
December 18, 2020 - More COVID safety measures were implemented at the Nambale Magnet School in preparation for a full student body return in January. Help came in the nick of time from the Los Altos California Rotary Club! Tents and solar water heating panels arrived in advance of the full student body opening in January ... [ more ]
Cornerstone December 2020 Newsletter
December 7, 2020 - Greetings this holiday season! We are delighted to be able to reach out in this new electronic format. As many of you know, this year we challenged ourselves to do things differently. We went digital and all of you responded with resounding support. It is because of you that we are still relevant and still making a difference. We are humbled and grateful for your support ... [ more ]
Cornerstone Project Year End Appeal
December 1, 2020 - Dear friends, as we all face very challenging times right now, we hope that you and your family are healthy and safe. The pandemic has tested many of us in ways we never imagined and even more so for the most fragile and vulnerable communities including our friends in Kenya. Through your past generosity, the Cornerstone Project has provided support for the education, care and housing of vulnerable and AIDS-orphaned children in Kenya ... [ more ]
Student COVID Survival Stories
November 13, 2020 - The children who attend the Nambale Magnet School have suffered greatly since its forced closing in April. Read these moving student stories to help you understand what being at the Nambale Magnet School means to their survival ... [ more ]
Fourth Annual Fall Festival a Wonderful Success!
October 14, 2020 - Our Fourth Annual Fall Festival was a great success thanks to our sponsors, our amazingly talented musicians Ari Hest and Bobby Jo Valentine, and Clearing House Auctions. After the concert, thanks to the wonders of Zoom, we were even able to visit with Evalyn the school's founder in Kenya! Open this news article to watch the Fall Festival Video or listen to our performers again ... [ more ]
Nambale Magnet School Reopens Amidst Stringent COVID Requirements and Stressful Financial Conditions
October 9, 2020 – Two days ago the Kenyan Government unexpectedly announced the partial reopening of schools beginning Monday, October 12th for students at the primary level in grades four and eight. With schools closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19 and speculation that classes would be postponed until January or possibly the next school year ... [ more ]
Cornerstone Project, Inc.
The Cornerstone Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that transforms and sustains marginalized communities by educating, nurturing, and empowering their most vulnerable members. Founded in 2008, the foundation is a primary benefactor the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya which provides education, shelter, and support for AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children.
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