Each year, we pair the members of our new class of university bound girls with a veteran staff member for mentoring. The women who keep our workshop running year after year are incredible sources of informational, from practical things like budgeting advice to the deeper and more personal subjects that come up as the girls enter adulthood.
This January, instead of simply announcing the names of the mentors, we decided to have a little fun. Each girl found her name attached to a bright skein of yarn.
And each skein of yarn led them into a colorful tangled maze that wove through the entire warehouse. Under tables, around chairs, in and out of wire screening, through sewing machines, and even around Dorothy.
Each piece of yarn eventually led out the back door of the workshop, where a mentor waited at the end of a each different color to meet and offer a warm welcome to their mentee.
The girls had a blast weaving their way through the maze to find out who was waiting at the end. It’s also possible that their mentors had a little too much fun tangling up the yarn- Robinah mischievously wove hers through the bushes behind the workshop.
We’re so grateful for these women who volunteer their time and energies, even after a busy workday, to make sure our new university bound class is off to the best possible start in life. Their generosity and wisdom makes an enormous difference in the Sseko Uganda experience, for all of us.
Above: Aunt Jenifer and her mentee Emily
Below: Ritah finally makes it through the workshop with her yarn // Khamiat and Margaret meet at the end of the yarn.
Below: Eva and her mentee Santa untangle their yarn