You were probably excited about new friends or nervous about whether you would fit in. Thirty new girls joined WISER this week, but for them the first day of school means a totally transformed life. Finally they can study and learn without worrying about being removed for marriage or because their family won’t pay their school fees. Beyond academics, becoming a student at WISER means you get to eat three meals a day, sleep in a bed, have clean drinking water, and the first regular access to health care. For many girls it means being treated with respect for the first time and not having to worry about sexual harassment in the classroom. Sure, new challenges make everyone nervous. But with a friend to hold your hand, and friends around the world supporting you, the first day of school can be pretty special.
Help support 30 new girls at WISER. Donate today to keep them in school.