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August 2011

As I type this blog by special high powered Brookstone flashlights, I can not overstate the daily challenge of living in an "under-served" community. The morning began with a meeting of the parents of the Kilimahewa students. About half the parents...

Education is really the process of finding out about who you are and who you can become. Nowhere is this more true than when applied to young people who have had no opportunities, and then one day they gain access to a new world...

The "kids" at Kilimahewa usually understand more English than many of their high school peers because of the flow of "mzunga" volunteers who quickly immerse themselves in their classroom. Tomorrow, Erica leaves to return to her final semester at Seton Hall Law School, but...

Neema is one of our strongest Form 2 QT students. So what does that mean? In Tanzania, all students take a test at the end of primary school - the Standard 7 Test. Students who do not "pass" can not continue in...

Today I visited the Notre Dame Secondary School in Njiro where we sponsor 10 young women and one young man. I sat and talked with them about their days, their plans and their lives for about an hour. To begin with, the lack...

One year after our first blogs last summer, much has changed with EdPowerment – while much has stayed the same in Tanzania’s agricultural areas. Our good news is that in the next two weeks, water will start pumping from the Kilimahewa project. Check...