Celebrating Our Volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week!

This week is National Volunteer Week. As a result, we’re sending special thanks and gratitude to all of our volunteers across the country and around the globe.

All of our volunteers have stories to tell and commitment to changing our world one girl at a time. Here are the stories of two of our volunteers who work on behalf of SEGA and Nurturing Minds here in the US.

Beth Goldstein

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Beth is from Newton, MA and started volunteering with Nurturing Minds after hosting the organization’s first house party in 2008. Beth then joined with other volunteers to start the Northeast Chapter, which hosts and organizes annual fundraising events to benefit Nurturing Minds.

In October of 2014, Beth attended the SEGA graduation in Morogoro, Tanzania. Following her visit, she was so inspired, and wanted to become more involved, so she became a volunteer Sponsorship Coordinator. Thank you Beth!

“It was thrilling to be a part of this when it was just a dream and now to participate and watch the growth of this amazing school” said Beth Goldstein, pictured above with her sponsored student, Jojina.

Caroline Pierce

Caroline Pierce, from Devon, Pennsylvania, though currently living in Colorado, began volunteering for NM nearly a year and half ago. Caroline studied abroad in Tanzania and visited Morogoro, SEGA’s home, years before she was connected with NM. Through connections with Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Caroline learned of Nurturing Minds. Having connections to Tanzania, gratitude for her own education and belief that all women should have access to a good education, volunteering for Nurturing Minds was a natural fit for Caroline. Caroline has been writing Nurturing Minds’ blog and developing their social media ever since.

Caroline currently sponsors a Form 2 student, Vivian, and is glad she can support SEGA even from half way around the world. Caroline hopes to visit SEGA in the coming years.

If you’d like to tell your story as a volunteer or how you came to be connected with Nurturing Minds and SEGA let us know — we’d love to share it! Please send all stories to info@nurturingmindsinafrica.org