Author Beth Calloway

WISER Breaks Ground!

The day after Thanksgiving, WISER broke ground to begin building the first girls’ boarding school in Muhuru Bay. The groundbreaking ceremony was a community festival, or harambee, which literally means “working together for a common purpose” in Swahili. The community has truly embodied the spirit of harambee over the last few weeks, as they pulled […]

WISER Brings SolarAID to Muhuru

The WISER Muhuru Bay Advisory Board recently hosted Gavin Bowen, country manager for SolarAID UK, his wife Tamara and six month old son Tenzin. Over the course of three days, Mr. Bowen visited seven primary schools and met with over 2000 community members of Muhuru Bay to discuss opportunities for micro and macro solar social […]

Dr. Rose Odhiambo featured in Duke Today

WISER co-founder Dr. Rose Odhiambo was recently featured in Duke Today. Click here to read their account of Rose’s background and reasons for founding WISER.

WISER co-founder visits Duke

Dr. Rose Odhiambo, co-founder of WISER and Director of the Institute of Women at Egerton University, visited Duke this month for the WISER Duke Student Group’s third annual WISER Week. During her stay, Rose spoke to students about the founding of WISER, as well as her own story of running away from home to attend […]

Stephen Lewis speaks on gender inequality as part of WISER Week

Stephen Lewis, author of Race Against Time, former Deputy Director of UNICEF, and founder of AIDS Free World gave an inspirational talk on October 3 to a full house in the Sanford Institute of Public Policy as part of this year’s WISER Week. In his talk, titled “The Burden of HIV/AIDS on Girls and Women […]