The word “empower/empowerment” is everywhere. This past week alone I read it in conjunction with an AAA marketing campaign and on some advertisement for Walmart. Definitions of empower include “to promote self-actualization”. The unfortunate cultural watering-down of the term does a disservice to its genuine meaning. But at SEGA School for Girls, empowerment is happening in the realest of ways.Read More
What is a piece of advice you have for the SEGA girls?
Be fearless. Do not worry about obstacles. Trust yourself. But also work really hard.Read More
Each fall SEGA selects two students to study in the United States for the month of November. This year thanks to an anonymous donation we were able to bring three wonderful young woman to America for this fun, educational opportunity. Zaituni (Tuney), Charity, and Maria are three of SEGA’s brightest Form 3 students.Read More
We are excited for you to read an interview with Nurturing Minds and SEGA founder, Polly Dolan which was written by Aderinsola Adeniran and posted to Leading Ladies Africa’s blog.Read More
What piece of advice do you have for the SEGA girls?
"Don't be afraid to fail - failure teaches you many more important lessons than success can ever do. No matter what the world says or does, please be your most original and authentic self. Don't ever ever blend in; stand out. In a world of too many clones, be the original."Read More
On October 27, 2018, 34 Form 4 students graduated from SEGA having completed their final year of “Ordinary Level” secondary school. Thirty-eight Standard 7 students who finished their last year of primary school and will begin their O-Levels at SEGA next term were also part of this year’s graduating class.Read More
Earlier this month SEGA and Nurturing Minds celebrated our 10th anniversary with a gala at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Now in its 10th year, SEGA has a lot to celebrate! It’s amazing to believe that 10 years ago SEGA was just a figment of Polly Dolan’s imagination but today the school serves 270 girls annually on a 30-acre campus with 24 buildings!Read More
What piece of advice do you have for the SEGA girls?
"Nothing comes easy and there is no straight line in life. It is through hard work, perseverance, good conduct, discipline and focus that you will meet your goals."Read More
Field trips expand our learning beyond the classroom and open our eyes to a larger world--transforming lessons into real life scenarios. Not only are they educational experiences, but they are also an exciting way to help us visualize our histories and our dreams.Read More
Second Day at SEGA – Hike to Waterfall: The next morning, everyone prepared themselves for a walk to a local waterfall, at the top of an Uluguru mountain. On the bus ride in, we stopped to pick up our tour guide, George. On the ride, Maria asked MEGA girls to sing – Anne had no […]Read More
First Day at SEGA: School Tour and Lessons in Chapati Making The next day, we all woke up to the crow of a rooster, a new adventure that some of us grew to love and some of us grew to hate (I see you, Lissy). After meeting Loveness, our cook at the SEGA lodge, and […]Read More
Stopover in Abu Dhabi and Travel to SEGA The MEGA for SEGA cultural exchange was a huge success! Huge thank yous to all who were involved in the logistics, especially Rhona Mtega, Laura DeDominicis, and Faith Hoenecke! The trip began with an intense journey. We took a bus from Madison to the O’Hare airport in […]Read More
SEGA stresses entrepreneurial skills and training as part of our curriculum. Students focus on entrepreneurship during their Form 3 year. In order to jumpstart this year’s entrepreneurial program, SEGA recently held a two-week entrepreneurship training for Form 3 students that focused on the intricacies of business planning and taught students the skills they need to build a successful business after graduation. […]Read More
A Closer Look at One of Students’ Favorite Campus Spaces SEGA’s library is one of the school’s most visited and loved spaces on campus. It provides a study space, a quiet place for leisure reading, games and academic resources for students’ classes. The library was built several years ago as part of SEGA’s multi-purpose building. This building was funded […]Read More
World Cup fever is continuing to heat up as millions of people around the world tune in to watch. While the Men’s World Cup is almost over, have no fear, the Women’s World Cup is next summer and women across Africa will compete this fall in the CAF African Women’s Cup of Nations in order […]Read More
Written by Nurturing Minds Executive Director, Laura DeDominicis. Over the years Nurturing Minds has had wonderful teens volunteering through school groups and at our galas and fundraising events. Students have done all sorts of creative fundraisers to support the SEGA Girls School including bake sales, sewing and jewelry parties, paint parties and soup suppers. Last […]Read More
“Msichana Kisasa” (MK) or “Modern Girl” is a program SEGA developed in 2016 that provides a safe space within the communities surrounding SEGA where girls form clubs and are mentored by SEGA graduates. In these MK Clubs, trained SEGA graduates facilitate peer mentoring and deliver key messages, covering such topics as: improving self-confidence and communicationRead More
In Tanzania, Earth Day falls during the long rainy season when the land is green and lush and SEGA students are working with staff to plant more flowers and trees around bushes and pathways to beautify the campus. Along with planting, SEGA also demonstrates its commitment to protecting the environment and teaching students the importanceRead More