Meet The Students – Class of 2019
These fine boys and girls need your support to continue their education. Click any picture to learn more about them.
Dennis grew up in Mumias in Kakamega County. He is the middle of three boys in his family. His father died when he was young and Dennis then entered NMS. He appreciates that NMS is a very good school and refused to pick a favorite subject. “I like them all!!” He is a very good student and at the top of his class so far and really likes working in the computer lab. He is hoping to be a civil engineer when he grows up. When he is not hard at work on his studies, he plays football and enjoys drawing all types of subjects. Favorite foods are chicken and chapatti.
His message to supporters: God bless you for the help you have given me.
Saida grew up in Nambale and has one sister and four brothers. She has been at Nambale since the pre-K class and is grateful for the education she has gotten at the school. Math and science are her favorite subjects. Saida wants to be a nurse when she grows up and to discover new cures for people who need them. When not working on her studies, she enjoys singing.
Her message to supporters: I promise that I will work hard and not let peer pressure distract me from focusing on my studies.
Antony was born in Nambale and has four brothers and one sister. He is the first born of the children and his mother died and has been raised by his maternal grandmother. He has been at NMS for eight years and he appreciates the good education he gets at the school. Antony’s favorite classes are science and biology as well as math. He hopes to advance to university after high school and to study engineering. Antony enjoys a bit of football but really likes to draw complex objects like vehicles. His favorite foods are chicken and chapatti.
His message to his supporters: I promise that I will work hard for the final exam and then do my best when in high school.
Ignatius came to NMS in pre-K without knowing any English. He is grateful for being at the school because he can now speak and read English. His favorite subjects are science and math. He enjoys football and especially playing goalkeeper. He also likes basketball and running. Ignatius has three sisters and one brother. Because his family lives close by in Nambale, he didn’t board at NMS until grades P7 and P8. He plans to study the sciences and English in high school and one day hopes to be a doctor.
His message to supporters: Thank you for helping me out with high school and I will try my very best.
Belinda started at NMS as a pre-K student. She is the youngest of 3 girls and 3 boys in her family. The eldest children are currently attending university. Belinda enjoys her math classes as well as learning Swahili. When not studying, she enjoys playing defense in football on the school field and drawing. Belinda has enjoyed NMS because it is a caring place and the teachers are good. She is hoping to be a doctor one day so that she can help others in her community.
Her message to NSF supporters: Thank you for helping me. I will work hard to get good grades so that I can help others one day.
Cynthia came to Nambale Magnet in pre-K and has boarded at the school her entire 9 years. Her family lives in Nambale and has three girls and one bother. Cynthia is the youngest of the girls and her two older sisters are at the local high school. Her favorite subjects are science and math and she plans on continuing to focus on those subjects in high school. Eventually she hopes to be a doctor because “there are many people suffering and I want to discover medicine for HIV aids.” Her favorite foods are chicken and the weekly chapati treat. When not studying she likes to play attack on the football pitch.
Her message to supporters: Thank you for helping me to continue my studies.
Susan came to NMS and said that being at the school has changed her life, encouraging her not to give up and not to worry about things at home. She is an only child and came to the school at four years old in the pre-K class. She enjoys studying social studies, English and math. In particular she likes learning about geography and the beginning of mankind. When she isn’t studying she plays defender in football and also has fun playing volleyball. She hopes to be an environmental lawyer and appreciates that NMS keeps trash off the grounds and takes care of campus by planting trees and caring for them.
Message to sponsors: Thank you for helping me fulfill my dream of attending a good high school.
Naomi came to NMS as a pre-K student. She thinks NMS is a good school because it provides students what they need and people are kind and helpful. Her favorite subjects are geography, history and science and is interested in the origin of the world. She likes to play football and volleyball for fund and was a defender on the winning football team on sports day. Naomi has seven brothers and her favorite foods are meat and chapati. She hopes that one day she can be a flight attendant.
Message to donors: I will work hard so I can reach my dream.
Phillip started at NMS in the pre-K class and has boarded at the school since then. NMS saved him, he says, as he has been able to learn so much. He has 3 siblings and is the youngest in his family. His older brother and two sisters have moved away. The NMS farm really helps his family as they buy food from the farm. Phillip’s favorite subjects are math, science and CRE but he really enjoys football and athletics (running). He plays on the football team and every recess can find him on the pitch outside the classrooms. He spends time in the computer lab and aspires to be a computer technician when he is older.
His message to sponsors: Thank you for supporting me so far and I will work hard in high school.
Richard came to NMS as a pre-K student and has boarded at the school since then. He has nine brothers and sisters. He said MNS “changed my life” by giving him a different future. He did not speak English or know anything when he got to the school and appreciates how much he has been able to learn. His favorite aspects of the school are the facilities, the teachers and of course, chapatti. Richard’s favorite subjects are science and mathematics, because it is practical and makes your mind work. He is a striker on the football team and scored three goals at the recent sports day game. He hopes to be an engineer one day.
He asks for his sponsors to continue their support and he promises to do his best.
Ferdinand has enjoyed his time at Nambale Magnet. Being at the school with the good teachers and other learners has inspired him to work harder. His favorite classes are math, science and Swahili and one day he wants to become an engineer. Ferdinand, like many of his classmates can be found on the football pitch at recess where he plays wing. Chicken and ugali are his favorite foods at the school. Ferdinand grew up in Nambale and has five brothers.
His message for sponsors: Thank you for your help. It has helped me to aim high.
Walter is distinctive in his class as he came to Nambale Magnet in the fourth grade. He was living in Mumias attending public school when he was offered the chance to attend NMS. He fees the change was very good because the classes are better than the school he was attending. His favorite classes are science and social studies. He likes to play football, but really likes drawing and one day hopes to be an architect. Walter has one sister at home.
Message to sponsors: Thank you for supporting me in my studies!
Stephene came to Nambale Magnet in the pre-K class and has boarded at the school. He likes NMS because of its good teaching and the other learners. His favorite classes are science, Swahili and social studies where he likes learning about political and organizational systems. He is also a footballer where he plays wing or middie on the school team. Stephene favors chapati like most of his fellow learners! He grew up in Mdibo and is the youngest child of three girls and two boys in his family.
His message to NSF donors: Thank you for helping me and I am willing to work hard.
Matthew came to Nambale Magnet in pre-K. His father died during the 2007 elections and his mother had typhoid, so the family struggled and had little food. He has learned a lot of things at NMS, and he appreciates the good teachers at the school. Matthew likes his science, math and CRE classes. He has also enjoyed learning about his country in social studies. He plays on the school football team and plays both middie and goalkeeper. One day he hopes to be a doctor so he can help other people.
His message: Thank you! I am going to keep working hard so I can achieve my talents and one day help others who need it.
Class of 2018
Belvivian was born in the town of Maolo in Busia County. She has two sisters and three brothers and started at Nambale Magnet in pre-K. Belvivian enjoys reading novels and is fondest of her science classes, particularly the study of plant life.
Belvivian worked very hard in eighth grade and was most improved in her scores. She will be attending St Cecilia’s Naninga Girls School. Belvivian aspires to be a surgeon one day.
In her own words to NSF supporters: “I will work hard and not let them down”.
Peter is from the Siekunya village near Nambale. He has three grown sisters and five brothers. He has been at NMS for nine years.
His favorite part of NMS is being with his friends and classmates and the freedom to do what you think is right. Peter loves science and technology and is good at these subjects. He likes to fix things and connect things together and get results. He took a radio apart and then put it back together! Peter likes to collect things and then make something out of the materials.
Outside of class he plays football, spends time with his friends and reading novels. He wants to be an engineer one day and hopes to build airplanes. Peter will be attending Musingu Boys High School.
To NSF donors: I appreciate their help, may God help and bless them.
Ruth comes to NMS from Busia. She is the youngest of three girls in her family. Ruth has been at NMS since baby class.She has liked being at NMS because it has helped her to understand what she is good at.
Music is one of her talents and she is good at singing and especially likes the praise songs. She enjoyed the ukulele classes given by Timmy last summer. Her favorite subject is science and learning about animals. She is a good defender and goalie at football and loves to play.
In high school she plans to take chemistry and advance towards being a doctor one day, so she can help her family. She will be attending Sega Girls High School.
For NSF donors: God bless you and thank you for helping me.
Elder is from Nambale and has three brothers and a sister. Math is her favorite subject and she enjoys how the students learn at NMS. Elder is also a good reader and spends her spare time studying as well as playing sports. She is a defender in football!
Her favorite food is chapati. Elder hopes to be a pilot one day and looks forward to visiting the US one day and being able to help her family. She is excited about the next step of her education and wants to learn more about mathematics in high school.
Elder will be attending Butere Girls High School.
Jacob was born in Busia County and one brother and two sisters in his family. He has attended Nambale Magnet since pre-K. He appreciates how NMS has allowed him to improve his test scores. Jacob enjoys science, particularly the study of plants, and Swahili.
He likes to read in Swahili and English and has enjoyed the Encyclopedia Brown series of books. In his free time, he has fun playing basketball and football and dancing. Jacob hopes to study geography and history during high school and will be attending Maseno High. He has dreams of being a lawyer.
In his own words to NMS supporters: “I love them and thank them for the present of going to high school”
Edgar was born in Necera town in Busia County. He is the oldest of four children and has two brothers and one sister. Edgar enjoys Nambale Magnet, especially appreciating the beauty of the campus, the dormitories and the classes. His favorite classes are science (anatomy) and CRE (he liked learning the story of Jesus).
He is an excellent and versatile football player and is comfortable playing striker as well as defensive back and goalkeeper! Edgar will be attending Kolanya Boys School. He hopes to be a football player in England or a pilot.
In his own words to NMS supporters: “Thank you for helping me get to high school”.
Faith was born in Nambale, close enough to walk to the school. Her father died when she was very young and she is one of six children. She started at NMS in the pre-K class and has boarded for her entire time at the school.
Faith thinks Nambale Magnet is beautiful and has provided her with a good education. She enjoys her science, religion, and social studies classes the best. Faith especially likes the study of plants and animals in science and the exploration of geography and the physical features of the earth in social studies.
In her free time Faith enjoys music and has taken advantage of Timmy’s ukulele lessons — she hopes to play the violin one day. Her command of English and breadth of vocabulary is fantastic! Faith will be attending Sega Girls High School.
Her message to NSF supporters: “Please tell them I love them!”
Frankline is from Nambale and has two brothers and a sister. He enjoys reading, especially the Moses series and the school book clubs, and his favorite subjects are science and English. NMS has made a big difference in his life; as an orphan, he could not speak English before coming to school and now he speaks and reads it well.
He also appreciates that he can learn from his teachers as well as his friends. His favorite food is pizza and he is a dog lover! He hopes to do well in high school and learn more about technology.
One day he would like to visit England, because he admires the country and Chelsea is his favorite football team. After NMS Frankline is attending Yala Boys High School.
His message to NSF donors: He is thankful for the support and God bless them for their hearts and helping hands.
Paul is from Nambale and has two brothers and a sister. He enjoys NMS and appreciates the opportunity he as gotten for an education as a sponsored student. Paul’s favorite class is math, and if the teacher is late he will help his fellow students. When not in class, he likes to create and invent new things. He works on applying his math and trying to design things like a plane.
He also enjoys playing football and Paul the Protector. His favorite foods are chicken and chapati. Paul has ambition for his life after his education. He wants to start his own business so he can employ others, and maybe become a politician or teach technology.
He is excited about high school so that he can learn more and be prepared for university. After NMS, Paul will be attending Chavakali Boys School.
Vivian was born and raised in Nambale by a single mother. Her mother does not work and depends on others to support the family. She has eight siblings who went to public school. Her sisters had to drop out of school in 6th and 7th grade because the family could not afford the fees for books and uniforms. NMS has given her the chance to be educated.
Vivian’s favorite classes are social studies, science and religious studies. When she is not in class, she enjoys playing football (soccer), running around the field and making up stories with her friends.
Her favorite foods are chicken and chapati and she loves the cows on the school farm. Upon graduation from NMS, Vivian will begin her studies at Moi Girls Volkoli, where she plans to work hard to help her family.
Her message to NSF donors: She is very thankful and hopes to do well so she can help others.
Benjamin was born in Nambale, and home is a short distance away. He is the youngest of four children and has two brothers and one sister. He started at NMS in the pre-K class and says that Nambale Magnet is very different from the public schools in town, as it has smaller class sizes and better education.
Benjamin enjoys science (nutrition is one of his favorite topics) and Swahili. He can be found on the football pitch at playtime and is one of the school’s fastest runners. Known as the “Smile Machine” around the campus, and famous among the other children for a unique style of dancing resembling a fish, he is one happy student!
Benjamin will be attending Nambale Boys School and one day would like to be a lawyer.
His message to NSF supporters: “I am ready to study and work hard!
Lavender is the oldest of three sisters and was born in Mumias, about an hour away from Nambale. At NMS, she enjoys science and CRE (religious education) the most. In science, she has enjoyed learning about animals and how to raise and care for them.
Lavender loves to sing although you can also find her on the football pitch! She started at NMS in the pre-K class so has been at the school for 10 years. She will be attending St Cecelia Nangina Girls and one day would like to be a lawyer.
In her own words to her supporters in the US: “I want to say thank you and when I am high school I will study hard and not let them down”.
Joyce is from Marachi, a nearby town in Busia County. She has five sisters and one brother. She started her time at NMS as a very young child in the “baby class”.
Joyce is very shy, and has liked NMS because it is a school where the teachers are supportive and help the learners. She has enjoyed science class, especially the sections on the environment. Like many of her classmates she likes playing football and is a defender. Her favorite foods are chicken and chapati and her favorite animal is a goat.
Joyce is excited about continuing her education in high school and is looking forward to studying chemistry. One day she hopes to be an optician and help people who have eye problems. She will be attending Crown City Secondary School.
Class of 2017
“I am laughing because God enables me,” is a quote often heard from Brian around campus. The head teacher describes him as a peacekeeper on campus. He is humble and has a desire to help people as he grows. He is the most disciplined student in his class: And he has a deep faith.
Brian’s mother sells clothes in Nambale, and he has an older sister also in town (in her 20s). He enjoys Nambale Magnet School, and his favorite subjects are Kiswahili and Science. His hobbies include dancing and football.
Brian’s goal is to become a surgeon (there is a shortage in Kenya). To achieve this goal, he intends to attend St .Arehe Hoys School in Nairobi: A good school known for producing leaders.
Dorine’s teachers describe her as capable with evident leadership skills. She composes her own songs and has a strong voice. She has a great desire to help others, and is often seen tutoring the younger students in math (She’s in the top 5 of her class). She is well-liked by her peers and has a humble character.
Dorine comes to NMS from Busia. She is the 4th of five children in her family. Her father is a crop farmer, and her mother is disabled. She has a strong soprano voice, is a poet, and she enjoys math.
She looks forward to the hard work of secondary school, and her goal is to become a director of her own school someday, in order to help other children. She and her head teacher have set a goal for her to attend the top Girls High School in Nairobi: Kenya High.
According to the head teacher, Janex is a leader in his class: He is the president of Nambale Magnet School’s Student Council: Adjectives used to describe him: disciplined, God-fearing, outgoing and responsible. He does what he says with quality. He excels in math and reading, and is a strong defender in football!
Janex is 13 and is the youngest of 5. His mother lives in Nambale village and sells starch (cereals). He has been at NMS since preschool.
He enjoys learning about geography in Social Studies, and is especially interested in the Rain Forest. He feels that the education he has received is excellent, and his goal is to study Mechanical Engineering at Light Academy in Nairobi.
Janex traveled to Busia for a regional math competition. He loves to play football, and his favorite food is chapatti and beans!
The head teacher describes Emily as truthful and authentic. She is a strong girl, and almost always achieves what she sets her mind to. She is honorable and will speak her opinions openly. Also, she is a very good defender in soccer!
Emily is the youngest of eight children in her family. She comes from a small town called Tangakona. Her mother, who had been working in the Nambale Kitchen, died this past year.
When asked about her favorite class, Emily says “I like playing with digits” — so math! She feels very motivated by her teachers and the Director of NMS.
Her goal is to sponsor children and to be a doctor. She hopes to attend Moi Girls School in Endoret, Kenya.
Derrick is a quiet classmate. He is an introvert who is known among his peers for his artwork. He came to Nambale Magnet School as a total orphan: His mother died when he was an infant, and his father is unknown.
Although he was slow to learn when he first arrived at school, he has grown in confidence and spirit, and his ability to learn and assert himself has greatly improved. He is now the top student in his class with the best national scores.
Derrick’s grandmother and sister live in the village. He enjoys the teachers at NMS and his favorite subject is Biology.
His goal is to attend Mangu School in central Kenya. He would like to become an engineer.
You will find Unicate in the quiet group. She is a strong young girl who is always ready to help. She is disciplined, and often leads prayers in her class. She will rarely initiate conversation, but is happy to talk when asked a question.
Unicate’s family comprises of her mother, brother and sister. Her mother works in a hotel. She has been at NMS from her earliest years.
Her goal is to become a doctor, and her first choice for High School is Bunyore Girls School in Kakamega County (Western Kenya). She enjoys soccer and has great capacity for science.
Class of 2016
Beatrice is the fourth-born of 8 children. She came to Nambale unable to speak Swahili or English. When she talks about entering NMS for the first time, she says “I came when I was very little. But teachers have helped me to understand… I didn’t speak Swahili. I did not relate to others. Now I can. This has made me notice my talent in singing. I can sing well. I sometimes lead singing with the other students.”
She enjoys playing with numbers and solving problems: her favorite subjects are math and science. She hopes to attend Butere Girl’s School in Nairobi, and wants to study to eventually become a doctor.
In her free time, Beatrice enjoys drawing.
When asked about her relationship with God, she says “I love reading the Bible so much. God has protected me since I came to this school. I used to be sick, but through faith, I am getting well.” (Her sickness had something to do with her vision).
Like many of her classmates, Damaris is a student of few words. She came to NMS from a poor family: “ My mother couldn’t provide from us—there are 7 in the family. She was very happy that I could come here. I am the youngest of her 7 children.” She loves the environment at NMS and is grateful to have had the opportunity to be here. Her favorite subject is science. Her goal is to attend Turur High School in Pokot, and to eventually become at doctor. She enjoys drawing people.
About her faith, Damaris says “God has taken good care of us [my classmates and me]. From the time we came to this school. Apart from being sick, God has been with me. If I believe in God, I can be well. I used to be sick when I was just joining the school. I had many problems… I was secluded for a period of time.”
Alpha is a clear leader in his class, beloved and respected by his classmates. He can bring the whole student body together in worship, his skill on the soccer field is unchallenged, and he is the ‘valedictorian’ of P-8. He is socially aware and engages in conversation very naturally.
He has ambitious goals for his education. He would love to study abroad (Oxford—maybe boarding school for High School in the US), and has the goal of becoming an aeronautical engineer. He loves Math, Science and English. When asked why he wants to study abroad, he responded “I was told that the education there is not like there. We don’t learn the skills—I want to learn to think with skill. Here it’s all about the exams. My talent can be realized there.” [interviewer observation: the system in Kenya teaches using rote memorization]
Alpha speaks highly of Nambale Magnet School: “It’s a very interesting and good place. It’s not like outside. This is a place of choice… the treatment here is not like any other school in the community. Sometimes I visit other schools, but I find that this place is awesome.”
In his free time, Alpha enjoys soccer and study at the library. He also makes time to visit his family, who have a farm close by. He has both parents and a sister.
When asked to talk about his relationship with God, Alpha smiles and says “I can’t describe it. —My faith in God is strong. The God that I serve indeed is a great God- he has led me to great things. He has made my life and future. The chances of coming to this school were very minimal. We had applied early on—The Lord answered a prayer. Once in the evening I was on the farm taking care of sheep and cows and I saw the social worker come—Caroline told me ‘you are among the lucky people and you are the last one to be chosen.’My mother brought me up in a religious way- she told me about this school and we were living around here. She told me to continue praying to God. I also obeyed this and prayed in my mother tongue.
Mercyline is the youngest of 7 children, raised by her father. She came to NMS in its first year, 2009, and looks forward to finishing Primary School (P-8) in November of 2016. She is happy to be at NMS.
When asked what she loves about NMS, she replied “It benefits me and it helps me to work hard toward my future. My favorite subject is science. Animals. My favorite animal in the farm is the rabbits.”
Her goal for Secondary school is to attend a national school in Nairobi. She would like to be a doctor.
As a hobby, Mercyline enjoys drawing, and she is often seen with her favorite friends, Shelly, Muswanga and Bhanista.
Mercyline is keenly aware of God’s help in her life. “When I pray, I ask God about my future, my school and how I will go to secondary school.”
Jakson is the youngest of five children. If he attends Secondary school and University, he will be the first in his family to do so. His learning goal is to teach math at a University level. Of math, he says “I love to understand the concept- … you have the content and formula at your fingertips. This motivates me. I like to solve problems.”
In his free time, you can find Jakson on the soccer field, or with his close friends, Alpha and Oscar.
He hopes to attend Alliance High School in Nairobi. “…Because when you consider the learning skills there, it is much better. Facilities are good. They can accommodate you. I’m serious about academics.” He has applied to several others schools, just in case.
When asked about his faith, Jakson enthusiastically says “I am a Christian—from background. When you pray to God he is always faithful to you. When I pray, he answers my prayers and I feel indeed he is helpful and loving to me. Therefore I get used to the faith and develop the faith of worshipping God.”
Vivian is a quiet student who has enjoyed her years at Nambale Magnet School. Her favorite subject is Science, where she loves to learn about living things and the environment. She enjoys spending time with the animals on the farm at NMS. Overall, about NMS Vivian says “It has helped me in learning. I didn’t know how to learn. How to write. How to speak English. It has given me lots of skill.” Her first choice for High School is Moi Girls School in Kakamega. Her professional goals are to become a doctor or a Kindergarten Teacher.
In her free time, Vivian enjoys drawing, playing and reading books in the library. She is in the middle of three brothers and two sisters.
When asked about her relationship with God, Vivian says “I’m trusting God with the examinations. I would like to help children who don’t have parents. I can help them to go to school and take care of them. My faith helps me with those goals.”
Eugine is known around NMS as the learner who organizes skits for worship services. He enjoys using drama to help others learners know about God. “I like acting and forming skits. I take a small group and teach a skit to tell something like ‘theft is bad’ or ‘lying tongue’– I would like to act a bit. The drummer festivals was fun. I also like to sing.”
He is the second of four children. At age 6, his father and grandmother died. This was the age he came to NMS: a difficult transition in his life, which he still talks about with gratitude today. “When I was picked to come here, the first day—someone came to get me from the school. I remember denying that I wanted to remain here. But now, through prayers and the school—I have seen a change back at home. Mostly because of the director (Evalyn Wakusama). She asked us some of the things and he gives us advice. The devotions as a community together it’s good.”
Eugine’s favorite subjects are Science and Languages. He is aiming to atttend Maranda High School, which is near to Nambale. His goal is to be a Neurosurgeon. “Because in our country, there are very few.”
Regarding his faith, Eugine says “What I pray is that in life, I one day make a greater change back at home. That’s my dream and prayer. I remember telling my mother that I’m there to change her.”
Miriam started at NMS in 2009. Her favorite subject is science. She especially enjoyed learning about the farm and animals. Her favorite animal on the farm is the chicken. (“They’re delicious!”).
When she was brought to the school, she remembers that she was exceedingly shy. “I never knew how to talk. They brought me here and I learned how to talk. It has built my confidence.”
Her hope for the future is to become an artist. She enjoys painting, and she often borrows paint from fellow students to pursue her hobby.
When asked about her relationship to God, Miriam responded “I talk to God. He has protected me. Throughout when I was still small until now. I want God to protect my life. I have a strong faith. Nambale has helped to grow my faith.”
Miriam has four grown siblings, and one younger sister, who also attends NMS. Theirs is a special exception to the rule of one child per family. Sadly, when she was in P-2, Miriam’s mother was killed in a traffic accident, leaving her orphaned.
Ian is the youngest of three, and is thriving at NMS. His favorite subject is science “Because there is so much to learn about yourself, the environment, animals. And I want to become a doctor or a scientist.” He loves the way his teachers teach, the environment at the school, the meals, and his friends. His goal is to attend Kamisiga Boy’s School in Nairobi, and to eventually become a surgeon or a scientist “to discover different places in Kenya and other countries.” In his free time, he enjoys drawing.
On his relationship with God, Ian says “God has taken me through in this school, and also helped me to get to this school. I thank God because God chose me to come here. His hand was in my selection. My prayer is to succeed in life so that I may achieve my wishes.”
Oscar is the youngest in a family with 4 sisters and 5 brothers. He is a very articulate P-8 student at Nambale. He has clear goals for his education: Eventually, he hopes to attend University in the US and become an Electrical Engineer. For now, he hopes to do well on the National Exam (he is aiming for a score of 430 and above), attend a National High School (first choice is Starehe Boy’s School in Nairobi), and from there focus on a high GPA and develop his skill in soccer/futball.
In his eight years at NMS he has seen the school really grow. He especially enjoys the keeping of rabbits and chickens- “teaching us and motivating us to encourage us back at home to do the same. We can teach our neighbors and friends how to take care of the animals.”
When asked about his faith, Oscar says “I’m a Christian. My background I salso Xn. My relationship: I believe. God is there. God has always been my partner. I never knew one day there would be such a school. In childhood (when I was young). I came up and my parents would tell me who God is. I’ve been growing since young on this. I thank God each and every time for what God is doing for me. God has really blessed me. He has changed my life.“
Eugine Odour’s family is from just across the border, in Uganda. He is the oldest of four children, and moved to Kenya with his mother for the opportunity to go to school. He began in public school, and has especially loves the classrooms and facilities at Nambale Magnet School. His favorite subject is Science.
He has applied to 4 schools. His first choice is a national school: Kamusinga Secondary School in Nairobi. He is interested in helping countries in conflict: I want to try and study military science, and to invent a thing that can bounce back the bullets—so that when someone is attacked, they are protected and the bullets will bounce back to the attackers. Something that is bulletproof and that can shoot the bullet back.
When asked about his relationship to God, Eugine said I just love God, and the Bible. When I was discouraged because things were not happening for me, I read “faith without actions is dead.” This helped me realized I was believing without action. So I worked. I thanked God for making me agree with the word. One day I was saying that I want to be number 1. I tried every time in class—but if I go into class I just sat there. So I tried to read books and study. As I improved, now I’m in the top ten.