Polly Dolan holds a Master’s degree in International Administration, and has been living and working in Eastern and Southern Africa since 1996. Polly coordinated community development and environmental conservation projects for CARE in Tanzania for four years; and since that time she has continued to work in health, education and vulnerable children programming areas as an independent consultant. In 2007, Polly began the realization of her dream to create Nurturing Mind’s SEGA Girls School and was able to attain 23 acres of land in Tanzania. With the help of colleagues and friends, Polly was able to raise funds and provide technical expertise for the construction and development of the SEGA Girls School, with a mission to educate Tanzanian girls who are poor, marginalized and at-risk of becoming involved in exploitative forms of child labor.
One woman’s dream is changing lives for girls at risk in Tanzania. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Polly Dolan, founder of Nurturing Minds in Africa, a non-profit with a mission to educate Tanzanian girls who are poor, marginalized and at-risk of becoming involved in exploitative forms of child labor. Dolan will discuss the organization’s SEGA Girls School and how it is educating girls and giving them the tools for successful, happy lives.