Our Impact

WISER has a proven track record of successfully working with our community and using rigorous metrics to assess the impact of our programs. We have kept girls in school, reduced early pregnancies, and changed girls who had done poorly in primary school into academic powerhouses who are outperforming students from across Kenya. Girls who were not considered worth educating are now among the top students in the county.

WISER by the numbers:

  • Over 90% of all WISER girls attend a college or university. This is despite the fact that only 9% of all girls in our region finish school.
  • 100% of all WISER girls in the 2016 graduating class went on to a higher education program.
  • The WISER Girls Secondary School has been ranked in the top 1% of our 360-school county for three years running.
  • The WISER Girls Secondary School has had four graduating classes since opening its doors in 2010 with 100% graduating in each class.
  • Despite a 75% dropout rate in neighboring secondary schools (51% due to early pregnancy) WISER has virtually eliminated dropout within our student population.
  • Nearly 40% of the WISER Girls Secondary School students are orphans and earn university acceptance at the same rate as all students at WISER.
  • In 2017, WISER was ranked 1st in the sub-county, 1st in the county, and 3rd in the entire Lake Region among girls schools participating in the national Science and Engineering Fair.
  • Over 500 youth around Lake Victoria benefit from WISER’s sexual and reproductive health outreach programs each year.
  • WISER provides the first clean drinking water in the area to over q5,000 community members, including the Ministry of Health clinic.
  • Since opening, WISER has impacted the lives of over 2,500 youth, offering some of the most promising education and health outcomes in Kenya’s Lake Region.
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