Bright Minds

Empowering the next generation of women leaders

Sponsor a girl to attend our Girls Boarding School and change her life trajectory from a young bride to an empowered young woman with life choices

We still need to sponsor 10 girls to be able to open our beautiful Girls Boarding School in Fall 2023. Contact Gina at to sponsor a student. This is an amazing opportunity to provide an out-of-school girl with a competitive education, ongoing healthcare, three nutritious meals a day, extracurricular activities, and leadership opportunities. Sponsors will receive photos and updates of their sponsored student's academic journey. Check out the film that Bright Minds Assistant Director Salim made showing the school construction.

Transforming the world, one girl at a time

The longer a girl is able to stay in school, the later she tends to get married, the healthier her children, and the more economically stable her community becomes. What if every family with means sponsored the education of a girl without means? Image the world we could live in...

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. " - Nelson Mandela

Since 2018, Bright Minds has transformed the lives of thousands of families

270 scholarships awarded

5 libraries built providing books to 11,000 students

300 students enrolled in our Community Primary School

9 borehole wells dug providing clean water to 18,000 people

1,300 mothers trained in infant nutrition

3,250 people tested for HIV and connected with care

30 microloans made to women to launch small businesses

6 classrooms in the U.S. matched in pen pal exchanges

Bright Minds works in a region of West Africa where most aid organizations don't go: Nasarawa State, Nigeria, and the Northwest Region of Cameroon. We are a team of primarily West Africans fighting for children to have access to education and healthcare so they can realize their potential and become the leaders of tomorrow.