My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Nurturing Minds Inc, Newtonville, MA, USA
We have been a supporter of Nurturing Minds for the past 5 years. We have sponsored a student at the SEGA School in Tanzania each year, and hosted a visiting student for 6 weeks during the fall of 2015.
Nurturing Minds operates as the fundraising arm for the SEGA School in Morogoro, Tanzania. SEGA School offers a residential, holistic and rigorous education for poor and vulnerable girls in Tanzania. Without SEGA these girls would not be able to continue with their education past primary school. With SEGA, girls are prepared to pass the required national exams (96% pass well above national average), but equally importantly girls develop leadership skills through community outreach and service, business skills and opportunities, as well as participate in enrichment programs like sports (netball and football) and clubs (arts, dance, environment, and science).
The SEGA School is also committed to achieving self-sufficiency in its operations with the installation and use of solar power, an organic garden, poultry business, and guest house for visitors operated by students and staff.
In 2007 the SEGA School was 23-acres of land and a vision. In 2016, SEGA has accomplished the following:
The campus is complete educating approximately 200 vulnerable Tanzanian girls, in addition to sponsoring its past three graduating classes (2013, 2014 & 2015) for students who are continuing their education.
The 30-acre campus has 22 solar-powered buildings, including a computer suite.
The school has a renewable water supply that includes a well and rainwater capture system.
SEGA has a strong team comprised of 42 administrators, teaching staff, volunteers and support staff.
SEGA’s current school-run businesses comprised of a poultry feed production and an on-campus guest house is gaining momentum in generating income and teaching students hand-on business experience that includes the hotel/hospitality industry.