The Sega Girls
School offers a secondary education that fosters the development of strong values, healthy self-esteem and independent thinking
skills among its students.
It seeks to be a center of excellence for teaching, learning and leadership development for vulnerable girls
in both academic and life skills so that the Sega students will be able to provide for themselves and live fulfilling lives
Teachers at the school have received training in participatory and experiential methods of teaching from both
our long-term volunteer Participatory Learning Advisor and Foundation for Tomorrow, a Tanzanian-based US organization.
The teachers are supporting
one another as they begin to implement these techniques in the classroom, giving the students an excellent learning environment.
Class Sizes, Books
sizes are limited to 30 students and there are desks, books and school equipment for each girl, so that they have the best
possible chance of studying effectively.
The Sega Students are achieving success,
with over 90%
passing the Standard VII national exam compared to 49% nationally
Business Skills and Entrepreneurship
The Sega Students
will learn hands-on business skills and entrepreneurship through internship opportunities to participate in operating school-run
Sega School has been selected as the operating base, and as a model school for developing small businesses to achieve financial
self-sufficiency in East Africa by Fundacion Paraguaya/Teach a Man to Fish. Funded by a Mastercard Foundation grant,
these NGOs will provide financial and technical assistance to the school to set up on- and off-campus businesses, starting
with a poultry farm.
NGOs including CARE, the Population Council, the Girl Scouts and selected girls schools in the US, we are designing a leadership
curriculum that will help the Sega Students' self-esteem and self-expression to flourish, providing them with skills to become
leaders in their families and communities.
Concepts and topics include providing supportive safe space for girls to learn, diverse and stimulating
extra-curricular activities, community outreach/social responsibility opportunities, and emphasis on HIV/AIDS and early pregnancy
The Sega girls
are taught the principles and techniques of bio-intensive gardening, which they apply to their own on-campus gardens. Each
student maintains her own garden bed and produces vegetables.
The produce from the girls' gardens provides over half of the vegetables
and fruit used by the school kitchen, and is also given to HIV/AIDS infected and other needy families in the community.
The Sega Students are thriving at all levels of development, with growing confidence and increased leadership
skills displayed in the classroom, during extra-curricular activities, and in mentoring of fellow students.
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