A Different Look at Rural African Education @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A Different Look at Rural African Education @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme | Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Megan O’Neill, Associate Director of Imagine Scholar, will present, “A Different Look at Rural African Education” on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, with dinner to follow at Old Lyme Country Club.

Register online at https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3638550.

Read the full press release at http://secwac.org/press-release-megan-oneill-imagine-scholar/

Imagine Scholar is an educational non-profit organization based in the Nkomazi region of South Africa. The organization’s innovative and sustainable approach to education is creating meaningful impact in the local community and re-imagining education systems for rural, underserved communities. Through working with high-achieving, low-income secondary school students in the development of leadership, critical thinking, and community-mindedness, we aim to build Africa’s next generation of change-makers. 


Megan O’Neill has spent the last 5 years working with Imagine Scholar. A native of Connecticut, she received a degree in Africana Studies from Dickinson College. Shortly after graduating from Dickinson, she moved to South Africa to join Imagine Scholar’s staff, where she now serves as Associate Director. Megan spent over three years working in South Africa with Imagine Scholar’s students, where she facilitated classes centered around effective and empathetic communication skill development, developed curriculum for the program and mentored students through the university application process. She now leads Imagine Scholar’s efforts in fundraising and strategic partnership development.

The Development of Democracy in Egypt @ Connecticut College
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Development of Democracy in Egypt @ Connecticut College | New London | Connecticut | United States

Join us Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Connecticut College for a presentation by UCONN Graduate Student and Egyptian political activist Esam Boraey titled, “The Development of Democracy in Egypt.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner with Esam, members of the SECWAC Board, and other guests is available after the presentation for $40. Must register in advance.

Learn more about Esam in a recent NPR interview here: https://www.wnpr.org/post/after-arab-spring-activist-exile-finds-home-connecticut

Register online for the presentation and dinner here: https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3528976