Attending: Kyambogo University
Studying: Management Science Degree
We’ve got our eye on Moreen—mostly because she is notorious for pulling hilarious pranks. And her impressions are rather impeccable. When I asked her to impersonate me, she boldly took the challenge. She stood up and started moving quickly around the room, giving hive fives (I admit, I am guilty) and squeals of delight. “You’re always moving about. So quickly. Like you’re exercising everywhere you go!” She’s got jokes. But she also has a more serious side.
After watching her older sister get pregnant and drop out of school, she has become passionate about the issue of abstinence. For her, pursuing her education and career is just too important to be jeopardized by an unexpected pregnancy. We know that Moreen’s plan to pursue a Management degree will be well grounded by her attitude in the Sseko workplace. She tells us that her experience has taught her how to communicate with coworkers of different tribes despite the difference in category and age. She says that “even though we are young girls, we have learned to handle difference and appreciate people so that we can work in a good environment, hand-in-hand.”
When reflecting on things she has learned about herself during her time at Sseko, she told us she has learned not to fear things she cannot do well immediately. Some stages of production were a struggle at first but with time, persistence and coaching she was able to reach her daily goals. With confidence, she smiles and she declares, “My time at Sseko taught me to be determined and set personal goals.”
When asked if there was anything else she’d like us to include in her bio, she confirmed her media savvy and said with a toothy grin, “Tell our fans they can friend me on Facebook.”
Moreen and Nebo at the Sseko workshop.
Moreen back in her village with family. She will the the first of her extended family to attend university.