Author Liddy Grantland

Melissa Katz named chair of the WISER International Board

We are excited to announce that, as of the beginning of 2022, Melissa Katz, longtime WISER supporter and board member, has assumed the role of chair of the board of WISER International. Melissa inherits this role from Dr. Sherryl Broverman, WISER co-founder and Chair Emeritus, who will remain on the board as a member and […]

WISER’s COVID-19 Response featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

Now that WISER has welcomed all of our students back for a successful and safe academic year, it’s difficult to imagine an alternative to WISER’s COVID-19 story. This week, Jill Filipovic for Bloomberg Businessweek shined a light on the immense cost that COVID-19 school closures and disruptions has had on girls’ lives throughout Kenya. You […]

“Someone is going to look up to you someday:” WISER co-founder visits campus for first time in two years

“I don’t have words for what it means to be back here after all this time.” While her visit looked different from her last visit almost two years ago – with distancing, masks, symptom checks, and vaccine cards in tow – Dr. Sherryl Broverman was so happy to be back at the school she co-founded […]

Principal Dorcas named finalist for AidEx 2021 Humanitarian Hero of the Year

In early November, the Global WISER Family heard some fantastic news: our founding principal, Madame Dorcas Oyugi, was nominated for AidEx’s 2021 Humanitarian Hero of the Year award. And with your votes, she became one of three incredible finalists! The ultimate winner was Dahabo Bagaji, a midwife who also works in rural Kenya, and shares […]

WISER’s Class of 2020 Celebrates their graduation

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 […]