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Save the Date: Sixth Annual Fall Festival - Live!

Thursday, October 6th; 5:30 - 8:30 pm! - We are delighted to announce that the Cornerstone Project's Sixth Annual Fall Festival will be going "Back to Hopkins Vineyard" as a live event once again this year!  As in years past, the fundraiser will feature great food and wine, live music, and silent auction! ... [ more ]

Call for Fall Festival Auction Items

June 8, 2022 - Cornerstone Project's 6th Annual Fall Festival will be a live event at Hopkin's Vineyard once again this year!  You can play an important part in supporting Cornerstone Project's mission by donating an item ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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