Nurturing Minds and the SEGA Girls School are very fortunate in having many committed supporters, mostly from all areas of the United States but also from Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Since our inception in 2008, these friends have donated more than $3 million – helping us to complete the SEGA Girls School campus and deliver a quality education to 200 vulnerable Tanzanian girls each year.

We appreciate all of the support that has been made to Nurturing Minds from more than 3,000 supporters, and here we would like to acknowledge those who have made an extra-special commitment over the years:


More than 100 volunteers generously give their time to support our organization and organize fundraising events that are held across the United States each year. These volunteers include:

 Partnering Organizations

Aid for Africa

AID FOR AFRICA  Nurturing Minds was selected by Aid for Africa to have a page on their website, giving us exposure to those who are interested in supporting projects in Africa. Also, through them, we are eligible for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign that allows federal employees to donate to specific non-profit organizations. Our CFC number is 64595

Ashoka-LogoASHOKA EAST AFRICA has announced that the SEGA Girls School has been chosen as a Changemaker School. Identifying Changemaker Schools is a new initiative that diligently selects, connects and supports innovative primary and secondary schools in East Africa. Changemaker Schools all exhibit a driven vision for the future, an innovative curriculum and tactful leadership. Read more on our blog.

Fundacion ParaguayaFUNDACION PARAGUAYA In 2011, Nurturing Minds and SEGA signed up to a five year partnership with NGO Fundacion Paraguaya (FP) to adapt their successful business education model “Education that Pays for itself” for East Africa, using the SEGA Girls School as their model. This venture is funded by a MasterCard Foundation grant.

Global GivingGLOBAL GIVING  Nurturing Minds was selected by Global Giving to post projects on their website, with access to special bonus funding and exposure to the corporations associated with Global Giving.

Hippies for Hope logoHIPPIES FOR HOPE  founder Ashlie Busone visited and volunteered at the SEGA Girls School. A portion of the proceeds of her sale of tie dyed T shirts is given to the SEGA Girls School each year.

tabs_logo2THE ASSOCIATION OF BOARDING SCHOOLS (TABS) is committed to connecting the public with great schools and providing professional development and research to staff at 300 college-preparatory boarding schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad. Each year, TABS identifies and partners with a charitable organization serving young people in profound, inspiring, and innovative ways. Nurturing Minds is thrilled to be named as the TABS Charitable Partner for 2015/16. We currently partner with over 10 boarding schools and we are excited at this opportunity to engage with more academic institutions to promote cross cultural learning, provide opportunities for international service trips and further girls education in Africa.

UNITE the World with Africa  UNITE the World with Africa raises funds for a variety of education, women’s health and microfinance programs across Tanzania and has selected the SEGA Girls School as one of the projects they support. Recently, they gave us a grant of $6,500 Entrepreneurship Program within the SEGA Girls School which supports entrepreneurial business training and ventures developed by the business clubs.

USAID logoThanks to USAID/ASHA  We have been privileged to receive four challenge grants (all requiring matching shares from Nurturing Minds) from USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program. These construction-only grants, total over $2 million, have resulted in the rapid completion of the SEGA Girls School campus.

Grant-Awarding Foundations and Organizations

The following foundations and organizations have awarded grants for the development of the infrastructure and programming at Nurturing Minds and the SEGA Girls School:

Aldo DeDominicis Family Foundation

Arthur Schultz Foundation

Bethesda Friends Meeting

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Circle of Sisterhood Foundation

Cubit Family Foundation

Dining for Women

For Girls Sake

Friends of Children

Hankin Foundation

Imago Dei Fund

Kennett Monthly Meeting

Lacewing Foundation

Segal Family Foundation

The 1830 Family Foundation

The Rapidan Foundation

The West Foundation

U.S Embassy in Tanzania