News & Updates – Page 2

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 […]

Exam scores are in: the Class of 2019 shines!

After years of tireless preparation, WISER’s Class of 2019 sat for their KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) exams at the end of last year. They were nervous, of course; this exam not only determines students’ acceptance to higher education programs, but also determines their access to scholarships. But the WISER Girls were prepared. They […]

WISER’s Top Five Things to Look Forward to in 2020

Ten years ago in 2010, WISER opened its campus in Muhuru Bay, welcoming its first class of 30 students. Now, teachers are busy preparing for 180 WISER girls to return and anticipating the arrival of a new class of 60 first year students, who are about to step onto WISER’s campus for the first time […]

WISER’s Year in Review: A look back at 2019

If you have been keeping up with WISER this year, you might have noticed that news from campus and around the globe has come at a breakneck pace. During this season of reflection and celebration, we want to take a moment to look back at this unprecedented year in WISER’s history. Here are some of […]

“She saw something in me:” Mercy represents WISER at Obama Foundation Summit

WISER’s principal, Madame Dorcas, says that courage isn’t built from grand, monumental achievements, but from simple moments. “Can you look me in the eye? Can you speak loudly?” she would ask the WISER girls, encouraging them to practice a little courage every day. “We couldn’t do that originally,” said Mercy Adhiambo, a member of WISER’s […]