Welcome to WIKS-USA

WIKS-USA, Inc. is dedicated to the success of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVCs) in rural Kenya, by providing financial and technical assistance for their education, shelter and emotional support at the Nambale Magnet School ... [ more ]

A Life-Changing Trip to the Nambale Magnet School

My name is Sarah Elconin. Last summer I was a high school graduate on a gap year, and in August and September spent time at the Nambale Magnet School in Kenya. The school is near the Uganda border, a two-hour car ride from the nearest airport in Kisumu and two hours from Victoria Falls. There were many notable things about my time at the school ... [ more ]

Student Stories: Meet David

Summer 2023 -┬áDavid is currently in Grade Six. The fifth of seven children, he came to the Nambale Magnet School in 2019 from St. Lawrence Ojamoong in Okilidu Village. David tells us, "I am grateful for the opportunity to study at NMS. Before I came here, I would go to school barefoot and with an empty stomach" ... [ more ]

Successes at the Nambale Magnet School

Summer 2023 - Nambale Magnet School has managed to continue operating effectively thanks to ongoing support from donors; belt tightening within the NMS administration; and the willingness of parents to sacrifice for their children's tuition due to the excellent performance by the school. Amid the challenging environment described above, NMS students have continued to excel ... [ more ]

Groups Visiting NMS

Summer 2023 - With COVID travel restrictions finally lifted, NMS was able to welcome two enthusiastic groups of visitors from America for the first time in over five years. These included visits from California and Connecticut ... [ more ]

Will You Make A Visit to Nambale?

Summer 2023 - Evalyn Wakhusama has noted that both the California and Connecticut groups were welcomed and appreciated by both NMS staff and students. They look forward to hosting other visitors in the future. Groups of 10-15 are ideal although in the case of largely student groups, they can accommodate a few more. John Gill, President of WIKS-USA is tentatively planning to lead at least one trip, and possibly a second smaller one in 2024 ... [ more ]

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