Global Audience Welcomes First 30 WISER Scholars
Originally posted on January 8, 2010
Highlights from WISER’s Opening Ceremony on January 8 in Muhuru Bay, Kenya are featured in a new video. Watch it now:
Several thousand WISER supporters gathered on the WISER campus on January 8 to celebrate the Opening Ceremony and welcome 30 WISER Scholars in the first Class of 2013.
The students, ranging in age from 14 to 36 and having graduated from 11 primary schools throughout the region, will be on full scholarship—made possible through the generosity of WISER’s supporters. They will begin classes on February 1, lead by WISER’s inaugural Principal Dorcas Oyugi and her new team of five teachers.
Ceremony guests included the Honorable Kenyan Minister of Immigration along with distinguished representatives from WISER partners and supporters Johnson & Johnson, Duke University (home to WISER co-founders Sherryl Broverman and Andy Cunningham), UNICEF, Utawala Academy (led formerly by Dorcas Oyugi), Egerton University (alma mater of co-founder Rose Odihambo), and Melindo University.
WISER extends its heartfelt thanks to all our supporters around the world for helping us fulfill the dreams of girls, and indeed the entire community, of Muhuru Bay. Your continued support and enthusiasm inspire us, and we count on your help as we prepare for the day when 120 girls will attend WISER in 2013.