The WISER Girls Secondary School is located in Muhuru Bay, Kenya and provides secondary education, safe housing, psychosocial support, leadership opportunities, and empowering health education for girls. It is the flagship program for the WISER NGO, a registered non-governmental organization based in Kenya.
Our staff of nearly 40 is full of vibrant, driven, passionate individuals who believe in the promise of young women. Our teaching staff is made up of some of the most gifted educators in Kenya and we are proud to say that our school administration and leadership is majority female, providing visible, powerful role models for our students.
Notice: The WISER NGO is Hiring a Country Manager!
After years of programmatic growth, WISER is creating this new role, based in Kenya, to build out senior leadership in-country. The Country Manager will drive the implementation of programs for our growing NGO, build systems and culture, create and flawlessly execute plans, grow WISER through passionate networking and partnership creation, and serve as a reliable point person to the US-based team. The Country Manager will serve as the leader of all non-school programs, manage the principal of the WISER Girls Secondary School, and act as the face of many partnerships in-country.
WISER NGO Leadership
Dorcas Oyugi, HSC. – WISER Principal
Dorcas has been with WISER since our campus opened in 2010. A presidentially-recognized and award-winning Kenyan educator with experience teaching everywhere from Nairobi to Muhuru Bay, Dorcas as the leader of the WISER NGO in Kenya and oversees both the WISER Secondary School and our high-impact programmatic outreach.
Violet Singoei – Deputy Principal
As Deputy Principal, Violet is responsible for the monitoring and care of WISER’s core population: the WISER girls. An experienced school administrator and educator in multiple STEM subjects, Violet provides oversight for WISER’s on-campus girl-centered programs, support for monitoring and evaluation, and coordination for collaborative programming.
Kennedy Mikula – Director of Studies
Kennedy is a gifted educator in physics and mathematics, a driven manager of academic programs, and an ardent champion of girls’ rights. As D.O.S., Kennedy is responsible for the management of academic programs involving the WISER faculty, hands-on learning applications, and WISER’s lab spaces.
Judy Nyandwaro – Finance Admin
A certified public accountant (CPA-K) with over 6 years in progressive finance, accounting, and administrative experience, Judy oversees fiscal operations for the WISER NGO. She also provides administrative support for off-campus program coordination and monitoring and evaluation efforts for community outreach.