Sega Girls School Computer Lab, Tanzania
Nurturing Minds and the Tanzanian non-profit, Secondary Education for Girls Advancement (SEGA), support vulnerable girls, giving them the opportunities to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. In 2007, 23 acres of land in Morogoro Tanzania was acquired, and today the Sega School campus is complete, educating over 200 girls and sponsoring its graduating students who are continuing their education.
According to a United Nations Tanzanian report in July 2010, only 18 percent of girls complete secondary school, and every fifth Tanzanian girl has no education at all. Yet girls who stay in school for seven or more years typically marry later, have fewer dependents, and reinvest 90% of their income back into their families, bringing them out of poverty. Providing The Sega girls with a solar-powered computer lab is part of an educational program that will make them strong, dynamic leaders who can guide social change in their communities, and create a ripple effect of positive social and economic change.