News & Updates

How we’re extending COVID-19 relief to essential WISER staff

From the very beginning, WISER has done things differently. Where many nonprofits like WISER rely on top-down leadership, WISER has been led by community members from the start. The choices WISER makes come directly from the needs and desires voiced by our students, staff, and their communities. Our commitment to doing things differently hasn’t changed […]

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 […]