Throughout our 2020 Graduation Campaign, you’ve been hearing directly from WISER girls about how resilience, determination, and dedication led them to succeed in their four years at WISER. A generous group of donors donor was inspired by the strength of our students and supporters, and they will be matching every gift up to $12,500 for the rest of the campaign!
This campaign–and this match–could not have come at a better time. Due to increasing COVID-19 positivity rates, the Kenyan government has shut down all nonessential travel and business. WISER will remain open, but this impacts our community in an already-demanding school year.
Limits on travel and commerce may change how our staff secures food and other essentials for our students. Students’ families, near and far, may be economically impacted by these restrictions, making our cost-free education more important than ever. And with increased rates of transmission in the surrounding area, our robust COVID-19 health practices have gone from cautious to critical.
WISER was built for challenges like these, and as always, the health and wellbeing of our students is our first priority. We have the reserved supplies and existing infrastructure to keep our students’ education running smoothly. But keep in mind that the changes caused by the renewed lockdown are happening in the context of an existing challenge: WISER is operating at 125% its usual capacity, and this school year has four terms, not the usual three.
WISER’s ability to respond quickly and thoughtfully to the surprises and challenges of this school year is thanks to our community of incredible staff, students, and our robust network of supporters from around the globe. We need your support right now to keep responding as our students have taught us to respond: with clarity, generosity, and resilience.
Right now, your gift goes twice as far in helping us reach these goals. Join us in giving today: wisergirls.org/donate