About Me

Omar SEGUNA –Poet, Educator, Social activist

Dr. Omar Seguna graduated with a doctorate in education from the University of Sheffield. His area of research is about the pedagogical affordances and challenges of tablets. From Cospicua and was born on the 25th July 1977. Education Officer within the Ministry of Education Malta. Worked as a teacher for 12 years, and eLearning Department for 3 years on several projects including Internet Safety, and delivered several courses to adults included EU funded courses aimed to provide training in ICT as an entrepreneurial tool in business, aimed at individuals who are employed with or own a microenterprise business, or are self-employed.  

Omar Seguna is a poet and published three books: “Mal-Ħoss Qawwi tar-ragħad” (2001), “24, Triq Ħad-Dwieli” (2011) and “Xehir fis-skiet” (2019).  Some of his writings also appeared in several anthologies including “Arkadja”, “Il silenzio della montagna e le voci del mare”, “Premi Letterari Citta’ Di Pontinia XIII Edizione”, “Kritika Prattika”, “Minn Fomm il-Kittieb”, “Raddiena ta’ lwien” and in several newspapers.   Winner of several poetry contests organized by the Maltese Poets Society (2008, 2009), Citta’ di Pontinia (2008) and also Premio Juan Montalvo (2014) with a photo.   Served as vice-president of the Maltese Poets Society and member of “Akkademja tal-Malti”, “Għaqda tal-Malti (Universita’), and The Writers Club.  Seguna is the editor of the literary page of the popular local newspaper “It-Torċa”.  He is married and father of three children.

Passionate about retro computers. Social Activist and interested particularly in narrowing the digital and social gap and environmental issues.

Dwari

Dr. Omar Seguna gradwa fl-Universita’ ta’ Sheffield permezz ta’ Dottorat fl-Edukazzjoni u l-ispeċjalizzazjoni tiegħu hija dwar x’vantaġġi u sfidi pedagoġiċi joffru t-tablets bħala għodda diġitali edukattiva. Twieled Bormla fil-25 ta’ Lulju 1977.  Studja fl-Universita’ ta’ Malta fejn kiseb Baċellerat bl-Unuri fl-Edukazzjoni, Baċellerat bl-Unuri fit-Teoloġija u l-Istudji Umani u Maġisteru fl-Informatika. Jaħdem bħala Uffiċjal Edukattiv fid-Direttorat tal-Litteriżmu diġitali fi ħdan il-Ministeru tal-Edukazzjoni u x-Xogħol.  Minbarra “Xehir fis-Skiet” huwa wkoll awtur tal-ktieb “Mal-Ħoss Qawwi tar-Ragħad”(2001), ġabra ta’ poeżiji b’daħla ta’ Ġuże’ Chetcuti u “24, Triq Ħad-Dwieli” (2011), ġabra ta’ poeżiji  b’daħla ta’ Mario Azzopardi akkumpanjata minn ktieb interattiv fil-format ta’ CD.  Bosta kitbiet tiegħu dehru wkoll f’bosta gazzetti u ġurnali oħra, kif ukoll f’xi antoloġiji varji. Fost ir-rikonoxximenti li ngħata Seguna nsibu l-ewwel premju, kategorija Poeżiji bit-Taljan, Konkors Nazzjonali tal-Poeżija organizzat mill-Għaqda Poeti Maltin fl-2008 u fl- 2009 kif ukoll  Citta’ di Pontinia (2008).  Huwa wkoll membru ta’ diversi għaqdiet letterarji fosthom l-Akkademja tal-Malti, l-Għaqda tal-Malti (Universita’) u għal numru ta’ snin serva bħala Viċi President tal-Għaqda Poeti Maltin.  Seguna huwa wkoll l-Editur Letterarju tal-ġurnal it-Torċa.  Miżżewweġ lil Mary Grace u huwa missier ta’ tliet itfal. 

Dilettant ta’ kompjuters retro. Attivist soċjali u interessat speċjalment fit-tnaqqis tad-differenzi soċjali u diġitali, u temi ambjentali.