SEGA Publically Recognized for its Innovative Education and Success
Nairobi, Kenya, September 2015 — Ashoka East Africa has announced that the SEGA Girls School has been chosen as a Changemaker School. Identifying Changemaker Schools is a new initiative that diligently selects, connects and supports innovative primary and secondary schools in East Africa. Changemaker Schools all exhibit a driven vision for the future, an innovative curriculum and tactful leadership.
Being recognized as a Changemaker School solidifies SEGA’s years of successfully educating and changing the lives of its underprivileged students in Tanzania. There is no doubt SEGA and its students are leading the way for change in Tanzania. The school is a model for teaching leadership, academics, social entrepreneurship, and environmental stewardship. SEGA’s students, most of whom had dropped out of school due to poverty, and were once looked down upon as school drop-outs, are now looked up to because of their self-confidence, academic success and community service. This change began with SEGA’s mission “to create a girls’ secondary school that fosters the development of strong values, healthy self-esteem, leadership and independent thinking skills among its students.” The mission continues with the selection of students, a process based on the girl’s motivation, financial need and potential to succeed. SEGA succeeds due to a well-trained, dedicated and passionate staff; student counseling and life skills training; and a challenging curriculum that stresses quality academics, participatory learning, environmental care, social responsibility and leadership, and entrepreneurship through school-run businesses.
Being named a Changemaker School, a highly competitive award, reinforces all of the hard work that the SEGA school has done in conjunction with their partner Nurturing Minds in Africa, the US based non-profit that supports the school.
“This is great news for us! This recognition supports SEGA’s efforts to provide an education which stimulates girls to become agents of change in their own lives and in their families and communities. Through joining the Ashoka network, we are joining a movement to create a transformation in education values.” says Polly Dolan, Founder and Director for SEGA.