Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya

by WISER International
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Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
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Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya
Empower and Educate WISER girls in rural Kenya

Project Report | May 8, 2024
WISER - Turning Girls Dreams into Reality

By Grace Murika | Country Manager - WISER Kenya

WISER – Turning Girls Dreams into Reality.

“All dreams are valid” is a common phrase in WISER. This is informed not only by the results demonstrated by the alumni network that has been built over the years but also the current girls who are demonstrating exemplary skills and talents.  WISER believes that no girl is in too remote of an area or too difficult of a situation to be beyond empowerment through education and health. In rural Kenya, we have put this belief into practice and created an evidence-based approach that lifts girls and their communities to heights that were once thought to be impossible. In January 2024, WISER opened its doors to 59 new girls, continuing with its history of building a team of community change makers and transformers.

WISER education model is aligned to the global changing trends, where we have well equipped science and computer laboratories, to promote STEM and ICT among the girls, providing them with a platform to gain skills to compete in the ever-changing world of science and technology. In March 2024, two girls, Faith and Sharon worked together in developing an innovative STEM project for the Secondary Schools Science Fair that is organized annually. They came up with an alternative energy source for light energy consumption, earning them recognition as the best Physics project in Migori region. This is a great achievement for the girls who had never accessed a laboratory or even touched a computer before joining WISER. The girls aspire to venture into the aeronautical engineering.

For thirteen years, WISER has maintained a 0% dropout rate, even among the 3% of our students who are young mothers. We believe that every girl, regardless of circumstance, deserves a chance to pursue education and achieve their dreams. Among the cohort of girls that joined WISER in January 2024, is Nelly, a girl that WISER first interacted with in December 2020 during the COVID period, through its Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) sessions. At this time, the girl was 3 months pregnant as a result of sexual defilement. WISER provided both material and psychosocial support. In addition, WISER liaised with her former school and she was able to go back to school in February 2021. She took a short break to take care of the baby after delivery and then continued with her studies. She eventually sat for her final primary exams in 2023, performing exemplary well and qualified to join WISER. On her first day in WISER she stated, “I am happy to be a WISER girl and I will make sure that I work hard in my academics to achieve my dream.”

These stories of impact are a proof that with the right opportunities, anything is possible for these ambitious and brilliant young women. There is nothing that is more empowering for girls than providing them with education. Studies have shown that when you educate a girl you increase the economic standing of the entire community and they are able to make more informed choices related to their health and that of their children.  Your support has been instrumental in shaping the dreams of these girls, giving them hope that there is a better tomorrow and that they have all it takes to influence the future. Thank you!

           

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WISER International

Location: Durham, NC - USA
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Grace Murika
Durham , NC United States
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