Author Zachary Fowler

“The world is cheering for them”: A WISER supporter story

Morgan Sheppard and her father, Don, have embodied the spirit of WISER for years. Morgan, a longtime advocate for quality education, traveled to WISER as a Duke University sophomore in 2009 and helped lay the groundwork for programs that still exist today. Curious about Morgan’s experience in Muhuru Bay, Don made the trip to Kenya […]

The Courage of WISER Girls

Right now, on WISER’s campus in Muhuru Bay, 32 girls are sitting in a room. In front of them – a collection of papers, pencils, protractors, and one education official standing watch nearby. It’s a test. THE test – the KCSE. And, as of November 22nd, it’s been happening for 16 days. The KCSE exam […]

WISER named in “Top 10 Nonprofits Committed to Impact”

WISER International has been named in GlobalGiving’s inaugural Top 10 Nonprofits Committed to Impact in 2017! WISER can be found as a special mention on the list, where the organization is recognized for its “commitment to Donor Engagement” and for “building an engaged network based on empathy.” This inaugural list highlights a group of GlobalGiving’s […]

Back to School! WISER Term 3 Begins

This week, the WISER girls returned to campus after a well-deserved break to begin work on the final term of the 2017 school year. The energy is high as students are reunited with roommates, favorite teachers, and the day-to-day bustle of the WISER campus. While the back-to-school excitement has spread to everyone at WISER, most […]

“The numbers don’t lie”: A WISER supporter story

Prashant Swaminathan has been connected to WISER for nearly ten years. As a student at Duke University, he was able to visit WISER during its early stages of development and grew to love the organization’s work. Today, Prashant works on the investment team at a hedge fund based in New York City. We sat down […]