Thursday, October 09, 2008

New Website is up!

New website for Sega School: is up!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sega School in the Media

Yan's short video about Sega was shown on Current TV.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Anmchara International School Hosts Second Annual Speech and Prize Giving Day.

On Thursday 26th July Anmchara International School celebrated the achievements of both staff and students in its second annual speech and prize giving day.

Many hundreds on guests, members of the public and friends of the school were bussed in from surrounding villages and towns to witness the extravaganza, based around the theme of 'Education Changing Lives Around the Globe.'
All were treated to a fantastic display of cultural dancing, music, speeches by prominent community members and a special address by Alysha Kothlow of the Maple Leaf International School, China.

Several volunteers teachers were instilled as Kings and Queens of the school before the grand graduation ceremony of primary class 6 and presentation of prizes to staff and students for their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the year.
All attendees enjoyed a superb day which capped off another successful year, many are counting down the days until next year's celebration.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Volunteer In Sega, Ghana

About the School
Anmchara International School (New Era School) is located in a beautiful rural village named Sega around 60km East of Ghana’s capital city Accra. Headteacher Godwin Agudey founded the school in 2002 after visiting Sega and noticing children sitting around with nothing to do. After consultation with village chiefs the school was established with 16 pupils, which has rapidly expanded to 300 today. Volunteers can expect to have a challenging and stimulating time teaching the children and absorbing themselves in the community.

English is nearly universally spoken in Sega along with the local dialect Dangme, which the locals will be thrilled to see you using. During your time in Sega you will probably be given a Dangme name, a sign of your acceptance in the local community.

School term is divided into three.
First term: 1st Monday in September to 22nd December.
Second term: 1st Monday in January to April.
Third term: 1st Monday in May to 1st week in August.

About Ghana
Ghana itself is located on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, just north of the Equator. Half of the country lies less than 152m above sea level, with the highest point being 883m. The beautiful 537km coastline, mostly low and sandy, is backed by large plains and scrubland.

Because of the equatorial climate the country is generally humid, with the only seasonal changes coming between the wet and dry season (the latter being between December and February). Typical daily temperatures fluctuate around 30c. Due to these high temperatures it is advisable for volunteers to wear loose fitting cotton clothing, which will also help to protect against mosquitoes.

Arriving in a developing country you should expect to experience a different aspect of the world, which may be new to you and possibly even shocking. Hopefully you will be understanding and respectful of all situations and customs and keep an open mind.

Most volunteers require a visa to enter Ghana, the paperwork for which should be started with enough time before leaving for Sega. On your application form there are details which will need to be provided by us and given to you.

Ghana has several national holidays which fall on:
1st January: New Years Day
6th March: Independence Day
1st May: Labour Day
25th May: Africa Union Day
1st July: Republic Day
25th December: Christmas Day
26th December: Boxing Day

Before arriving in Ghana it is necessary to consult with your doctor about vaccinations and anti-malarial drugs. This should be done several weeks before departure as some vaccinations need to be spread out over a period of time. It should be noted a yellow fever vaccination certificate is a condition of entry to Ghana.

A Typical Day
A typical school day begins at 8a.m, teaching through to 10 a.m. Following a 30 minute break teaching starts again until midday. Lunch is then served for staff and students from the school kitchen. Teaching continues after lunch until 2 p.m.

After the end of the scheduled school day teachers may plan lessons, help children or walk home to relax before an evening meal around 6 p.m.

Breakfast and evening meal are prepared by your host family, and will consist of local food such as rice, kenke, fufu, banku and more.

During your time in Sega you will be housed with a host family. Your private room, with electricity and lighting, will have a bed (with mosquito net) and desk.

Free Time
Volunteers can expect to use their free time from teaching to absorb Ghanaian culture and interact with the local community. This might entail anything from walking around the village greeting people, to playing sports with the children or learning the local dialect.

In a country as culturally diverse as Ghana there are many opportunities to explore your surroundings and engage with the history of the country. With options from tropical rainforest, lush beaches and bustling cities all within easy reach there is much to choose from.

Key Information
It is very important to supply the school with key information about your stay in Ghana to make it as comfortable as possible. In particular details on the following are required:
Your arrival and departure details including flight dates, times, airline, flight numbers or overland details if applicable.
An emergency contact person at home, phone number and e-mail address for them.
Your insurance carrier while traveling (to be given to medical personnel in the event you are unable to)
Allergies (to medication particularly)
Medication you plan to take while traveling.
Any special dietary requirements you have.

To contact Anmchara International School, please email Godwin Agudey at:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Words from a volunteer...

Hi! My name is Tabitha (aka. Mamle) and I volunteered at this school for 2 months 2 summers ago. I am from Canada and am currently studying Social justice and Peace. My experience in Sega was absolutely incredible! I would recommend it to anyone thinking about volunteering and wanting to work with children. Not only were the students wonderful, but the whole community was so welcoming, friendly, hospitable and full of life and laughter! I was incredibly inspired by the people of Sega, with whom I continue to keep in contact over a year later. I hope to return to the village as soon as I can. I have travelled to a lot of different countries, although my heart always remains in Sega! If anyone is thinking about volunteering and would like to hear more about the school or the experience from the perspective of another volunteer, PLEASE feel free to e-mail me! My e-mail is and I would love to chat more or answer any questions!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Volunteer Teachers wanted

We're now accepting volunteer teachers in our school!

A chance to experience west African village life while teaching in our school. We have accomodation available in our faculty unit for several volunteer teachers. You will have your own room and your food will be prepared for you. Our school runs from 8AM until 3PM with around one hour of lunch break. We have students from kindergarden to grade 7 and we will arrange you to the class of your preference. If you have a high school and above education, you can teach in our school. You don't have to be a teacher in your home country.

Since we started the school four years ago in 2002, we have made steady progress to help local children become better educated. But it is not easy for us to get quality teachers because of our rural location and finacial difficulty experienced by most of our students' family. Your help will not only benefits the students but also provides examples for local teachers to become better educators.

Other than teaching activity, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the lush countryside around our village far from the noise and pollution of Accra, beautiful sandy beach, and various other local activities.

For more information regarding school terms, cost of staying, and all other inquiries, please contact Godwin Agudey, the head teacher of New Era School via email:

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Story written by student in class four: THE FISHERMAN AND THE SOUL

Once upon a time, there lived a fisherman who lived in a small village called Nkasie .He always go out for fishing at 12:00 o’clock midnight. One day while he was fishing he saw someone’s soul. He shouted who’s soul is this ?This is not my soul, it’ s someone's soul looking for his body. His name is Simon ,he looks like me, he has a round face, he is a kind fisherman. While the man was fishing the next day he found somebody coming to catch him, he shouted I am not your soul !your soul has just passed here. The soul replied I’m looking for a body. The fisherman told him to pass on to the next village where he will find his body. The soul left and after a long walk came back to the fisherman and told him ,do you know something ,come and show me where I can find my body. the man and soul journeyed till they met an old man the old man asked where they were going, they replied we are looking for the body to this soul, have you found it? The old man said yes, it is gone to the next village go ahead you will see it .the man and soul travelled till they saw the soul which quickly entered the body

Story written by student in class four: THE GOAT AND THE COW

Once upon a time there lived the goat and the cow. They lived in a forest. The two animals were very hungry because there was no food for them in the forest, and there was no water for them to drink. They did not get energy and were not healthy. The cow and the goat were so hungry that they died of hunger. When the animals died they slowly turned to soil(decomposed),the vulture came to eat them. A few weeks later beautiful flowers grew where the animals decomposed.