The Agnes Irwin School Returns to Sega

Girls Bridge Cultural Differences to Bond Over Similarities

One year ago a group of students from the Agnes Irwin School (AIS) visited the SEGA School for the first time. As the trip was a wonderful cross-cultural experience for the both the SEGA & AIS girls, we are pleased to say that another group of AIS students visited SEGA again this year!

The AIS students arrived nearly a week ago and were warmly welcomed to campus. Over the course of the week the AIS and SEGA students got to know each other through helping out around the school, hiking, going on home visits, taking entrepreneurship classes together and going on excursions – not to mention having late night dance parties!

While these girls come from very different backgrounds, it was wonderful to see them bond over common interests, experiences and the compassion they have for each other. It was a wonderful week for all and we hope the AIS group will return again next year too!

Below is a gallery of photos from a few of the highlights of the last week!

 Welcome reception SEGA-style – complete with dancing, singing and smiles all around!

Welcome reception SEGA-style – complete with dancing, singing and smiles all around!

 AIS students visit the chicken co-op.

AIS students visit the chicken co-op.

 SEGA students teach AIS students how to make chapati, a traditional Tanzanian flatbread. Yum!

SEGA students teach AIS students how to make chapati, a traditional Tanzanian flatbread. Yum!

 AIS brought lots of books with them to update SEGA’s library – Thank you to all the schools who generously contributed!

AIS brought lots of books with them to update SEGA’s library – Thank you to all the schools who generously contributed!

 All students made and shared dream flags – an individual expression of each student’s hopes and dreams.

All students made and shared dream flags – an individual expression of each student’s hopes and dreams.

 Students learned about each other and bonded through a variety of activities and games.

Students learned about each other and bonded through a variety of activities and games.

 Students help take care of the school’s garden.

Students help take care of the school’s garden.

 Students help take care of the school’s garden.

Students help take care of the school’s garden.

Thank you again to the AIS students, chaperones and sponsors for making the long journey to SEGA – we loved having you!