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Review for Nurturing Minds Inc, Newtonville, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In October/November (3 weeks) of 2015 I worked as a volunteer English immersion teacher at the SEGA school in Morogoro, Tanzania. That experience was one of the most memorable of my life. SEGA is providing an exceptional opportunity for local girls to get an excellent education free of charge. The boarding school serves as a "learning community" for the girls as they share experiences and needs in a safe and controlled environment. The teaching staff was well-qualified and friendly; we met with them almost daily during our stay. Additionally, the administrative was top-notch; always trying to improve the lives of the girls through education. Very nice housing was provided for us on the campus, as well as all meals and snacks. Several Masaai tribesmen provided security, along with 5 dogs.

The girls were reluctant to speak at first, but as we teachers got to know them more each day, they soon opened up and were speaking English freely, without worrying too much about making mistakes. We had many great lessons planned and sometimes he girls would play music and dance for us. We taught them many popular American songs and sang with them each morning. All in all, I think the SEGA school provides a unique setting for young ladies to learn all the information they must know to pass their very difficult exams. I eagerly look forward to volunteering there again in 2017.

Role:  Volunteer