WIKS-USA is dedicated to the support and success of the Nambale Magnet School (NMS), a residential school for children orphaned or otherwise rendered vulnerable by AIDS in rural western Kenya. NMS provides a nurturing environment in which the most destitute of children can access a quality education, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. Class, social and economic divisions are being bridged as these children learn alongside other local children whose families can afford to pay their own school fees. WIKS-USA provides thoughtful stewardship and a high level of accountability to the donors whose gifts support the school’s laudable objectives.
Children in sub-Saharan Africa at the beginning of the 21st century are extraordinarily vulnerable due to drought, famine and HIV/AIDS. Many remain orphaned, with no extended family, because of HIV/AIDS and related diseases.
The dream of a residential school for children orphaned or rendered vulnerable by the AIDS crisis in the small and under-served community of Nambale in rural western Kenya is coming true at the Nambale Magnet School. Through quality education, our dream is one of changed lives for NMS students.
Both environmental and financial sustainability have been priorities at the School from the start; even before the first shovel hit the ground. Current measures to support self-sustainability include natural resource conservation projects, agricultural initiatives and school fees paid by families who are able.
P.J. is five years old and came to the Nambale Magnet School last year.
He is in the Middle preschool class with Ms. Saywa as his teacher.
P.J. loves creative work in the classroom, football at recess, and rice and bean stew at the dinner table! He is partial to the color blue and is a member of the Drama Club. In the future, he aspires to be a policeman – but for now he is content with his hobby, football.
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