Do you remember your summer right after graduating from high school? I can’t. I was probably hanging out with friends, not doing anything too productive, and just waiting for September to roll around to start university.
In Uganda, the school system is designed with a nine month break between secondary school and university. During this time, those fortunate and bright enough to be furthering their studies seek employment to earn money for tuition and books. Unfortunately, in a male dominated society, young Ugandan women struggle to find work.
Sseko Designs is changing that. The social enterprise, which manufactures and sells sandals, hires women during their break to live and work together, earning funds that are directed towards their university studies. “These women will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war.”
Sseko Designs, through their business, are telling a story of hope, success and change, by supporting sustainable economic development and promoting responsible consumerism. Their goals are clear:
- provide promising women with university tuition through sustainable income
- contribute to economically developing Uganda
Click here to learn about the bright, inspirational women of Sseko Designs, and make a purchase that will not only have you looking stylish this summer, but also contribute towards the education of smart young women in Uganda.
Thank you Sseko Designs for making our world wonderful.
LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: Do you remember how you spent your summer after highschool?