Author Lauren Kobylarz

WISER to host vigil for Kenya

The Duke WISER student group will hold a candlelight vigil in solidarity with Kenyans who have lost their lives and livelihoods during the recent ethnic conflict, and those who are striving toward peaceful resolution. The vigil will be held at the Duke Chapel steps Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Services will include […]

Girl Scouts sell pencils for WISER

Halfway across the world from Muhuru Bay, Kenya, Girl Scouts in Proctor, Vt. are helping change the lives of others. The fifth- and sixth-grade scouts from Proctor Elementary School recently raised a $75 donation for WISER by selling pencils at local African drumming program and pot luck supper. The pencils, which were sold for $1 […]

WISER visits Rutland Town School

Denis Odhiambo, Dr. Rose Odhiambo’s son, visited the Rutland Town School in Rutland, Vt. with WISER Co-Founder Andy Cunningham in January. Denis, who is from Nairobi, Kenya, shared his experience with students and led sixth, seventh and eighth graders in a Kiswahili song and dance. Read Denis’ reflections on the afternoon below, and check out […]

Robertson Foundation gives to WISER

The Julian Robertson Foundation made a $125,000 gift in support of girls’ education at WISER at the end of 2007. As a private philanthropic foundation, the Robertson Foundation makes large grants in the areas of education, environment, medical research and religion and spirituality. WISER is honored to be one of the Foundation’s grant recipients and […]

WISER gets a re-design!

Welcome to! In the past few months, WISER has been working to launch its new-and-improved Web site. Special thanks to Duke senior Rob Goodlatte for developing our new logo and site design. Check out our new donation page and gift registry, and remember to read our blog for the latest news and updates!