2015 SEGA Graduation

SEGA Celebrates the Graduation of its Third Class

Last weekend SEGA celebrated the graduation of its 3rd class! It was a joyous occasion attended by supportive peers, families, teachers and partners of the school.

Over the course of the day there were motivational and reflective speeches, dances and skits, all commemorating the success of the Form Four graduates. Pauline Rusisye, Education for Life Coordinator, and Paison Mwakalinga, Geography teacher, led the graduation ceremony. Heart felt speeches were made by Head Girl, Elizabeth Donald (Form II), Nusura Gundi (Form IV), Astridah Katelyeba (SEGA Board Member and Deputy Director) and Guest of Honor, Mariam Mattao, the Director of Students’ Welfare at Mzumbe University.

In Mariam’s speech she supportively  told students that since they have studied at SEGA they are no longer vulnerable; with their education they now have the skills to change the world. Mariam reminded the girls that they have received an incredible holistic education – an opportunity that people all over Tanzania only dream of. She marveled at all of the school’s programs and staff that empower students to be the best that they can be. At the end of her speech Mariam asked the girls to promise that they “can and will” change the world.

In between all of these touching speeches, classes performed both traditional Tanzanian Ngoma dances and dances to their favorite “bongo flavor” (Tanzanian hip hop). The dances were some of the best ever seen on campus — and that is saying something!


Lastly, SEGA’s Administration gave a tremendous thank you to two of its major partners – Nurturing Minds and Fundacion Paraguaya (FP). Clarke Blynn, Nurturing Minds Board Member, was presented with a beautiful banner to thank the organization for supporting the school. Hugo Florentin of FP was also given a gift of thanks for their support of  SEGA’s Entrepreneurship Program. SEGA certainly wouldn’t be the incredible school it is today without the support of its partners.

All in all our 2015 graduation ceremony was a wonderful celebration. We are so proud of our 25 graduates and appreciative of everyone who has helped these girls along the way.