SEGA’s First Google Hangout

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Last weekend in honor of International Women’s Day, we held the first ever Google Hangout with SEGA students and Nurturing Minds’ supporters. For those unfamiliar with Google Hangout, it is similar to a Skype call — allowing many people to interact over a video call.

The call focused on SEGA’s poultry program and featured 5 SEGA students and Henrietta, one of SEGA’s many hens! During the call the girls explained how to care for the chickens and how to make a profit from the hens’ eggs. SEGA’s poultry program is one of the student-run businesses that aims to make the school financially self-sustainable.

Throughout the course of the “hangout” Nurturing Minds’ supporters were able to ask questions and interact with the students. Having real-time conversations, seeing the students and getting a glimpse of the campus was a very powerful experience for all involved. A specific highlight of the call was towards the end when the students spoke about their future goals. In summary, Laura DeDominicis said, “The girls did an amazing job and literally brought tears to my eyes hearing them talk about their dreams. I was so moved and impressed by how all of them want to give back and volunteer too.”

Thank you to all who joined the “hangout” and made it a huge success! If you were unable to join us last weekend you can watch the recorded video here and please stay tuned for our next “hangout” in the fall!

Other testimonials:

  • Kendall Webb – “Fantastic to bring SEGA into everyone’s living room.”
  • Angela McManus – “Really great to see the girls relax as the chat went on.  Great ambitions they all have.”
  • Morogoro Youth Development Initiative – “Fantastic goals ladies. Mnaweza sana!!”