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09.03.2014

Graduate Update: Racheal

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Women of Sseko

Courses have only been in session for a couple of weeks, but Racheal is already greeting security guards and classmates as if she’s been at Gulu University for ages. Youthful exuberance lights up her face as she gives a tour of her new school, showing off classrooms for her business courses, as well as the [...]

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08.28.2014

Graduate Update: Topister

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko

Around the Uganda workshop, Topister is known as “Mommy,” for her caring and responsible attitude. Who would’ve guessed that her nickname would be so appropriate, as she’s starting off her University career with a job at the HALO Foundation’s youth home in Gulu. She accepted a position as a mentor for the home, and will [...]

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08.19.2014

Sseko’s Visiting Designers

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko

We’re lucky to have a lot of interesting guests stop by our workshop in Uganda. From local politicians and policy makers to international travelers to Sseko superfans, we’re always ready to give a tour and share a little bit about what we’re up to. This past week, though, we had a very special group of [...]

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08.14.2014

From Fan to Intern: Five Ways My Sseko Internship Changed My Life

By: Bethany
Categories: Life at Sseko

Hi everyone! For my last post on the Sseko blog, I thought I would tell you a little bit about my journey from fan to intern, and the effects that my internship has had on my life. My history as a Sseko fan began three years ago, in September 2011, when my older sister messaged [...]

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08.07.2014

Creation NW Recap

By: Bethany
Categories: Life at Sseko

Bethany here again! Last week Team Sseko attended Creation Fest Northwest and I wanted to share our experience with y’all. If you were there, you undoubtedly saw Team Sseko fitting women for their own Sseko sandals at our booth near the middle of the gallery. We heard many of you talking about your favorite local [...]

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07.25.2014

DIY: Tie-Dye Straps

By: Bethany
Categories: DIY, Style your Ssekos

Hello Sseko friends! My name is Bethany, and I’m a Partner Care Intern at Sseko this summer. After being a Sseko fan for a few years, I was so excited to join Team Sseko here in Portland, which, I discovered, just so happens to have the coolest office culture ever. Today I’d like to share [...]

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07.23.2014

Keeping It Local

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uncategorized

One of the challenges of working in manufacturing in East Africa is that a lot of the business infrastructure is still developing, particularly in Uganda. That means it’s often difficult to find consistency and quality in materials. Sometimes materials disappear from stock overnight, and others simply can’t be found at all. Here at Sseko, we’re [...]

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07.15.2014

Jenifer’s Day as a Journalist

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uncategorized

Last week, three visitors from the George W. Bush Institute stopped by the Sseko workshop to film part of a video for the African First Ladies Summit in Washington, D.C. A few women recorded interviews for the video, and others had the opportunity to sing a few songs, providing background music for the film. While [...]

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07.10.2014

Sseko Turns 5!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko

This past week at Sseko, we celebrated our 5th birthday with parties in both Uganda and the U.S.A.   In our Uganda workshop, we took the afternoon off to celebrate five years of incredibly hard work. We had no idea that balloons would be such a hit, but between the impromptu dance parties and bites [...]

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07.09.2014

The Power of Positivity

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Collective
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This is a guest post courtesy of one of our Sseko Braves, Corrie Matchell. Corrie lives in Oklahoma City and is the Content and Communications Director of The Spero Project, a local nonprofit that works to mobilize local churches to engage with under-resourced populations in long-term, sustainable ways. Corrie and her Ssekos are currently trekking [...]

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