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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 ]

Computers & Technology Upgrades Urgently Needed

November 15, 2021 - 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 ]

Life After the Fire - A Ten Year Plan

November 1, 2021 - As many of you know, in June of 2021, a fire broke out in the Nambale Magnet School's boys' dormitory which was started by an electrical fault.  Mercifully, no one was hurt and our generous donors, the school was able to clean up and provide temporary housing for the displaced learners. Now the job of rebuilding begins as Cornerstone Project, Friends of Nambale, WIKS-USA and others begin long-term planning to update infrastructure and curriculum at the school ... [ more ]

Twelve Years of Educating and Nurturing!

October 18, 2021 - This year the Nambale Magnet School celebrated twelve years of educating and nurturing the most vulnerable children of Western Kenya. In 2016, the first NMS graduating class transitioned to high school and 100% of these students (and of all the graduating classes since then) have gone on to high school! This is an unparalleled statistic compared to most Kenyan schools ... [ more ]

Fifth Annual Fall Festival a Wonderful Success!

October 10, 2021 - Our Fifth Annual Fall Festival was a great success thanks to our sponsors, our amazingly talented musician Bobby Jo Valentine, and Clearing House Auctions. After the concert, thanks to the wonders of Zoom, we had a great meeting with Rev. Evalyn the school's founder in Kenya!  Open this news article to watch the Fall Festival Video ... [ more ]

Competency Based Agriculture Curriculum

September 13, 2021 -  Farming is part of the identity of the Nambale Magnet School. The farm instills in the student population a sense of duty, responsibility and value for food security. The farm is the foundation for agribusiness which is an important facet of the culture of rural Kenya. This offers also another vocational avenue of exploration for the children at the school and has been widely acclaimed for its success. [ more ]

Cornerstone Summer 2021 Newsletter

July, 2021 - In this issue: Fire Destroys Dormitory at Nambale Magnet School; Surprise Teacher Appreciation Celebration at Nambale Magnet School;
Save the Date for the 2021 Fall Festival; Nambale Students Excel Academically; Town Hall Series Success; Give Lifesaving Aid to the Children in Kenya ... [ more ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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