Monday, August 23, 2010

Church seeds school for Kenyan orphans

From New Hampshire-

The Rev. Peter A. Stebinger, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, recently traveled to the poverty-stricken town of Namble, Kenya.

Stebinger was there to celebrate the first Prize Giving Day for the Nambale Magnet School.

What he got, however, was a prize of sorts.

According to him, after just one year, the Nambale Magnet school, is doing “better than expected” and has a higher than expected number of paying students.

The Nambale Magnet School aims to provide excellence in education and nurture at-risk children in Kenya. It teaches children in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.

Stebinger and Christ Episcopal Church have been working on the Nambale Magnet School since 2004, with the Women’s Initiative for Knowledge and Survival, also known as WIKS, a Kenyan non-governmental organization, according to Stebinger.

The church started raising money to buy land for the school in 2004, said Stebinger, and in 2008 construction began.

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