Engineering Club (Jenna Peters)

Earlier this summer, two Duke students, Kendall and Mikayla, started the Engineering Club at WISER. They taught the girls how to make flashlight circuits and then used locally available materials such as water bottles and paper to build functional flashlights. When the next step of the project fell through, there was some concern that the […]

Caught in the Crossfire (Danielle Sumner)

The WISER girls participated in their monthly “Crossfire” academic competition between houses!  The Duke students were dispersed amongst the eight WISER houses, watching in awe of the intense atmosphere as the girls hurriedly crowded around their long dining tables over single sheets of paper with six of eleven difficult subjects.  Each sheet of paper represented […]

Teaching at WISER Bridge (Dani Gates)

  We’ve been in Kenya for exactly three weeks now, but everyday still holds a new challenge, surprise, and emotion. Our group is extremely cohesive; we get along wonderfully and support each other through the ups and downs of every day. For me personally, I’ve had a lot of positive moments, but also a lot […]