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Student Stories: Meet David
Summer 2023 - David 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 ]
Challenges: Economic and Political Environment
Summer 2023 - A year after winning election by a razor-thin margin, President Ruto's administration continues to struggle to deliver on campaign promises. He has failed to reign in prices of staple goods or to unifying the country; surging inflation and widespread protests, some violent, have marked the summer months ... [ more ]
From the Ashes: A New Building Emerges!
November 2, 2022 - As many will recall, shortly after the school reopened from its COVID closure, the Nambale Magnet School suffered a devasting fire that destroyed the boy's dorm that housed 150 students. Mercifully, no one was hurt, and our generous supporters sprang into action to assist in the triage and support the rebuilding of the wing ... [ more ]
Computer Science at the Nambale Magnet School
September 16, 2022 - The Nambale Magnet School is both investing in and embracing technology. The current infrastructure makes it possible to introduce coding lessons in the school facility under the ICT department. NMS has partnered with Kodris Africa and trained our ICT Academic teacher on coding which is supposed to commence immediately when the school reopens next year for lessons ... [ more ]
Nambale Magnet Students Attend Journalism Symposium
September 1, 2022 - Children of the Nambale Magnet School gain experience from a Kenya newspaper and come out on top in competition! Grade 8 students were able to get experience and a one-on-one audience with news editors from a national newspaper called Taifa Leo. The newspaper promotes Kiswahili language by offering creating and training on Insha (composition) in Swahili ... [ 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. [ 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 ]
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 ]
Twelve Years of Educating and Nurturing!
November 1, 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. What is more significant is that the top position of this graduating class was a tie between a male and female student ... [ more ]
Competency Based Agriculture Curriculum
October 15, 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 ]
NMS Students Again Score Highest in County in National Exams
May 16, 2021 - Once again, Nambale Magnet School has ranked #1 the county in the most recent Eight Grade National Exams, with NMS students acheiving a mean score of just over 373. The National Eight 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 ]
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.
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