Author Liddy Grantland

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 relief at WISER

All over the world, communities are grappling with the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Strict measures to contain the virus, such as closing schools, markets, and nonessential businesses, imposing stay-at-home orders and curfews, and shutting down international borders are deeply necessary. But as we have seen in many communities, these measures reveal existing disparities […]

WISER International welcomes two new team members

The past few months have held tremendous global upheaval. Here at WISER, students and staff have adjusted to a remote learning curriculum, and they are looking forward to the day when they’ll be back on campus to learn and grow together. But amid the disruptive changes brought by COVID-19, we’re happy to announce a very […]

WISER Alumni return to their community as educational professionals

“My students see me as a role model. They believe that they can make it in life because I made it.” Gift Chalot spent her early days in Muhuru Bay primary schools, dreaming of a bright future but ever-aware of the challenges she would face in secondary school. Then came WISER. Gift joined two friends—Lucy […]

The Girl Fund Campaign is coming: we need your help to succeed!

When a girl is educated, her lifetime risk of HIV decreases. Her lifetime wages increase. Her children are healthier and more likely to be educated, too. When a girl is educated, she reinvests what she learns into her community. She has the freedom to choose when to marry, when and if to have children, and […]

“Your monthly gift has the potential to change the world:” A WISER Supporter Story

“Women hold up half the sky. In supporting WISER, I am lending my small effort to uphold the arm, or shoulder, or heart of a hopeful young woman who lives far away as she is learning to hold up her part of the sky.” Becky Grantland first heard about WISER when her daughter, Liddy, lived […]