The True Meaning of Empowerment

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.

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SEGA Graduation!

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.

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Nurturing Minds and SEGA Celebrate 10 Years

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!

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The Importance of Entrepreneurship in the SEGA Curriculum

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. […]

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SEGA’s Library – A Place to Study, Read and Play

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 […]

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World Cup Fever at SEGA

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 […]

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Give a Girl a Future Benefit Concert

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 […]

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Event, General NewsMatthew Plourde
Modern Girl Program expands to 15 Communities

“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 communication

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Celebrating a Sustainable Campus on Earth Day

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 importance

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