The inaugural WISER graduation happened on 8th March 2014. The results? All 28 of the pioneering class passed their exams. 17 of these girls attained grades that qualify them for university, with 13 of these receiving immediate and full scholarships.
This is unheard of in a small village like Muhuru Bay, were girls struggle on a daily basis. Their value is greatly marginalised, where they are often viewed to be worth as much as their dowry and are not considered for education, where boys are given preference. In this village, girls often have to trade sex for money to buy books, sanitary pads and things they need to live and go to school. No girl from Muhuru Bay has gone to university in over 20 years.
But all that as changed: These girls are inspirational, dedicated and hardworking. They are the future of Kenya and are paving the way for more empowered, incredible young women to follow in their footsteps.
This film shows this historical graduation in all of it's wonderful glory: the excitement, the hope, the pride, the fulfilment and the tangible sense of progression and changing attitudes. It was a true honour to be a part of this wonderful day - here's to many more girls being empowered trough education!