Duke Engage Blog – Page 3

Caught in the Crossfire (Danielle Sumner)

The WISER girls participated in their monthly “Crossfire” academic competition between houses!  The Duke students were dispersed amongst the eight WISER houses, watching in awe of the intense atmosphere as the girls hurriedly crowded around their long dining tables over single sheets of paper with six of eleven difficult subjects.  Each sheet of paper represented […]

Teaching at WISER Bridge (Dani Steinberg)

  We’ve been in Kenya for exactly three weeks now, but everyday still holds a new challenge, surprise, and emotion. Our group is extremely cohesive; we get along wonderfully and support each other through the ups and downs of every day. For me personally, I’ve had a lot of positive moments, but also a lot […]

Welcome to WISER (Emma Zhao)

Our first week at WISER has been amazing. To quote Madelaine’s words, I have never met a more empowered group of girls. They are so full of energy and excited about school every day, and smile all the time. So far they have probably inspired me way more than I’ve inspired them. On Saturday, girls […]