Graduation Day at WISER Girls Secondary School
Students at WISER Girls high school in rural Kenya (www.wisergirls.org), founded by Prof Sherryl Broverman, celebrate the graduation of the 5th class of girls. Although their area has the lowest high school completion rates for girls, 90% of girls from WISER continue to college and university.
The Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research works with girls to transcend poverty, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence. They accomplish this by providing quality education to girls, offering them health education and essential resources, creating opportunities for psychosocial support, and engaging and supporting their community. The students come from families that have never had an educated woman, but now their parents support them.