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DUKEENGAGE: WISER, KENYA

July 12, 2015

Over the past six weeks, I have been teaching entrepreneurship and financial literacy to students at the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER). On Saturdays I teach a curriculum that is a blend of an innovation curriculum developed by...

July 1, 2015

I am officially one week into my civic engagement program, but adjusting to the culture and environment is still very much a work in progress. When our vans full of DukeEngage students pulled up to the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research (W...

June 28, 2015

When I hear the word “infomercial,” images of people failing at daily activities and the enthusiastic voice of Billy Mays offering an unbeatable deal on Oxiclean immediately fill my mind. I would be willing to bet that many people from the U.S. have a similar...

May 23, 2015

On Thursday, 11 WISER girls, a recent WISER graduate, and I walked down WISER’s driveway to the Tagache Health Center, the clinic nearest to WISER. Along with us, we brought two headlamps and two wrist lamps that were created by my classmates and me in Duke’s...

May 16, 2015

Just a few days after arriving at WISER, I was describing my schedule to my parents as if I already had been here for weeks. I think the ease with which I have settled back into being at WISER is in large part due to the warmth and openness of the teachers, s...

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