$10,000 in general operating support for the 2017 fiscal year. Nurturing Minds is the fundraising arm of the Sega Girls School, a boarding school for disadvantaged girls in Tanzania. Sega scholars are bright and motivated students who previously dropped out — or were deemed at high-risk of dropping out of school — due to conditions related to poverty. While at Sega, scholars receive career coaching, life skills programming, environmental stewardship opportunities, and entrepreneurship training, in addition to rigorous coursework. Sega scholars pass the Tanzania National Exam and continue onto tertiary school at exceptionally high rates. As a small organization, general operating support will be particularly useful for meeting annual goals.