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April 12, 2013

Winnie :: Dreams Becoming Reality

We love seeing the 31 Bits beneficiaries pursue their dreams outside of the walls of our Ugandan compound. It’s what our Fashion For Good model is all about! This week, we wanted to feature Winnie and share the ways she is making her dreams a reality through 31 Bits.

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Since she was young, Winnie wanted to be a teacher. She loved school and wanted to play a part in the education of others. Yet when difficult family circumstances caused her to drop out of school, she thought this was no longer a possibility. She was hired at 31 Bits and quickly became one of our top designers – she can handle any design, and her work is flawless! The income and experience at 31 Bits has allowed her to pick up where she left off in education, and in January she enrolled in Mighty Skill, a nursery school education program. This 9-month certification covers 13 subjects including English, Math and Physical Education, and Winnie has loved it. She spends every weekend in class being educated herself while learning how to educate others. When asked what her favorite part of school has been, she answered ‘learning how to handle young children in how they behave.’ And with two young children at home. she has plenty of opportunities for ‘applied learning.’

We cannot wait to celebrate with her when she receives her certification in the coming months!