Education and Gender Equity
SEGA is a girls' secondary school in Tanzania, and a regular participant in the annual East African Girls' Leadership Summit (EAGLS). Each year, SEGA students and their mentors implement their training by holding mini summits and staging creative action projects to advocate for girls' human rights in their school and communities.
SEGA students are of a vulnerable population - some have lost their parents to malaria, AIDS or other diseases; some are too poor to afford uniforms, books or transport to traditional government schools; some need to work to support themselves and their families and have no time to attend school.
SEGA provides a high-quality education that fosters the development of strong values, healthy self-esteem and independent thinking skills. Their intention is to empower the SEGA students to effect change for themselves, their families and – ultimately – their communities.