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Student COVID Survival Stories

December 13, 2020 - The children who attend the Nambale Magnet School have suffered greatly since its forced closing in April. Below are student stories to help you understand what being at the Nambale Magnet School means to their survival ... [ 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 ]

Sustainable Fuel for the Kitchen is Now a Reality!

July 1, 2020 - Despite the delays due to the Coronavirus, the Biodigester donated to the Nambale Magnet School by Rotary International is now being implemented. The fuel will be used for cooking and heating water. Previously the School used firewood which is costly and leads to deforestation. The biodigester takes the waster the School produces and separates it into ... [ more ]

Teen Pregnancy on Rise as Schools Remain Closed

June 1, 2020 - Statistics recently released by the Kenyan government confirm what many feared would be a result of closing schools – that teen pregnancy and forced marriage rates have risen dramatically since March. This spin-off pandemic of teen pregnancies spotlights the importance of keeping girls in school ... [ more ]

Keeping the Children Safe and On Task

May 15, 2020 - As the Coronavirus is shutting down Kenya as a whole, the number of cases continue to climb and are now spiking in the Nambale region.  Despite this, the staff of the Nambale Magnet School are working hard to keep the children safe and on task. Since there is no internet in this very poor community, the teachers have been sending packets home to the children in hopes that they will not fall too far behind ... [ more ]

Coronavirus and the Nambale Magnet School

April 1, 2020 - Late in March, on the Government's directive, the last of the students at the Nambale Magnet School were sent home. Since the Nambale Magnet School was designed to serve children in the poorest and most marginalized segments of the community and children rendered home due to the AIDS pandemic or abject poverty, one-third of the school's population, the sponsored population, have little or nothing to go home to ... [ more ]

NMS Takes Precaution Against the Coronavirus Threat

March 17, 2020 - Since the Coronavirus started making headlines, the Nambale Magnet School has been vigilant about the threat. Our School nurse took the NMS staff through an exercise of mitigating the threat of COVID-19; she emphasized regular hand washing, sanitizing all places, distancing self and created awareness of what to do in the event of a suspected case. Yesterday, following the Government's directive, we released all learners to go back home for a period yet to be announced. We put stringent measures at the gate with a large sign restricting visitors. Anyone coming in must their wash hands at the gate ... [ more ]

Sustainability Progress at Nambale Magnet School

February 15, 2020 - Two major systems were recently funded through the assistance of the Rotary Internationaland the Sat Nam Foundation ... [ more ]

Test Scores Still Among the Top in All of The Busia County!

January 1, 2020 - The hard work in preparing for the 8th grade exam has paid off once again with the Nambale Magnet School's test scores still among the top of the entire Busia County.  This track record of excellence has done a lot to boost the children's self-confidence and goals for the future. The National 8th grade test determines the future of all Kenyan children's future education ... [ more ]

Eighth Grade Graduation

October 31, 2019 - All the hard work and studying is finally over for this group of eighth graders. The results of the exam will determine the children's academic future. They did very well and NMS remains one of the top schools in the Busia county. This was a group effort of dedicated teachers and hard working students ... [ more ]

Visiting Teachers

We were joined at the school by Dr. Nancy Murray a member of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) a professional teacher honor society who has recently started a partnership of teachers exchange with the Nambale magnet School. [ more ]

Sat Nam Foundation Provides Solar Enery for School

September 6, 2019 - A group representing the Sat Nam Foundation performed a week of fellowship and service at NMS. Through their fund raising efforts, they were able to raise enough to supply the school with a solar energy system that will be constructed in early 2020. This is an ecological win and will bring operating costs down significantly while offering a more reliable source of electricity ... [ more ]

Celebrating 10 Years!

It's the School's 10 year anniversary and the event was commemorated by a walk through the streets of Nambale. This event was designed to involve the community, spread good will, and allow the students to show their school spirit as they have ranked #1 again, this time for the entire Busia County! [ more ]

Third 8th Grade Class Graduates with Flying Colors!

December 4, 2018 - It is hard to believe that this graduating class marks the third graduating class and the 11th year of the Nambale Magnet School since it opened its doors to the first baby class of 30 three and four year olds. [ more ]

NMS National Exam Scores Highest in Busia County

November 21, 2018 - BREAKING NEWS: The results of the Kenyan National 8th Grade exams that determines the future of the students have just been released... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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