Author Zachary Fowler

WISER receives $20K grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

WISER has received a $20,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late American actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $495 million […]

Time to Celebrate! WISER honors fourth graduating class

With hundreds of people watching, WISER’s 2016 class of graduates completed their long and inspiring journeys to earn their secondary degree. The excitement on the WISER campus skyrocketed this weekend as family members, teachers, community supporters and guests from across Kenya gathered on WISER’s campus to celebrate the success of the graduating WISER girls. This class […]

Interview with an Alumna: Meet Tracey Kate

Tracey Kate joined WISER in 2013 and recently graduated as a member of WISER’s class of 2016. With high scores in several of the sciences, Tracey Kate will be joining Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology this September. Over the next four years, she will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. We sat down […]

Historic Results at Migori Science & Engineering Fair

After impressing at the Nyatike Sub-County Science and Engineering Fair, the WISER Girls have exceeded all expectations yet again with an absolutely historic showing at the county level. The results of the Migori County Science and Engineering Fair are: 8 WISER projects were chosen to proceed to the Kenya Regional competition WISER ranked as the […]

WISER One of Six Chosen for Girl Fund

After an incredible 440 donors chose to support WISER over the span of only two weeks, WISER has been named one of the six organizations that will enter the inaugural GlobalGiving Girl Fund. The Girl Fund, established in March 2017, supports highly effective projects that provide education, health care, and access to training and job […]

WISER Girls Impress at Nyatike Science and Engineering Fair

Kenya’s Nyatike Sub-County is home to more than 50 secondary schools and hundreds of students interested in STEM fields. So naturally, the yearly Nyatike Science and Engineering Fair draws a crowd of young scientists. These students are ultimately looking to proceed to the County level of competition where their projects will be matched against nearly […]

WISER Campus Expansion Completed

After nearly a year of planning and construction, the highly-anticipated WISER campus expansion has been completed. Thanks to the Social Initiative in Sweden, the WISER Girls campus is now home to more resources than ever before. This expansion includes: A new Multi-Purpose School Hall that is the largest building in the entire Nyatike Sub-County A fully-functional […]

Interview with an Alumna: Meet Nimone

Nimone first came to WISER in 2013, and is a member of WISER’s most recent graduating class. After placing in the top 10 students of her class in the 2016 national exam, Nimone plans to attend university this September and hopes to earn a placement at Kenyatta University. Because of her high test scores in […]

WISER Girls Excel in 2016 National Exams

For four years, the girls of WISER’s class of 2016 have been tirelessly preparing for the national exam that will partly determine their futures. Now, we are excited to say that their work has paid off!  For the fourth year in a row, 100% of WISER Girls will graduate while exceeding expectations for female students in […]

WISER Girls Complete KCSE with Confidence

After years of preparation, WISER Girls in their final year of secondary school have completed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. The KCSE can take over a month to administer and covers eleven subjects. It is administered under strict, secure testing conditions to ensure a fair and equal testing experience for all students. […]