After 18 months of unimaginable upheaval, these candid photographs of a simple, scaled-back graduation ceremony are a much-needed glimmer of hope that our current global crisis will not hold WISER girls down. Graduation is always special at WISER, but this year even more so as the class of 2020 excelled despite disruptions that are threatening girls’ education around the world.
The images also capture a beloved WISER tradition – to gift the top performing students with luggage so that they can pack for college. It is a gift as simple and profound as WISER’s core mission: to provide girls with the practical tools and resources they need and then watch how far they can go.
If you want to read more about the class of 2020’s incredible resilience and remarkable achievements, check out our Annual Report, now publicly available on our website! Click here to read the 2020 annual report.