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July 2013

Mama Grace (Lyimo) wears many hats for EdPowerment.  As our Country Director, she oversees the sponsorship program, acts as Director of Autism Connects Tanzania (ACT) our autism and special needs advocacy and support program; and supervises the Kilimahewa Educational...

Last Saturday, EdPowerment’s staff met with over 20 of our sponsored students to discuss their progress, review their needs, and even deliver a little tough love.  One by one, we talked to each student, reviewing...

Today was Day 1 of our first “camp” for the Kilimahewa teenagers – a Day of Learning for just about everyone involved. The day began on a rough note when rains – much desired on any other day – came. Rains complicate the...

On Thursday ACT's (Autism Connects Tanzania, an EdPowerment program) managers, Kerri Elliott and Jillian Swinford, hosted a showing of Temple Grandin, a biographical movie about Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations of her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the...

Yesterday was a typical and an atypical day for EdPowerment in Tanzania. First, the typical part - while some might deem this the "bad news" - it's better to think of it as the ongoing challenge. EdPowerment's U.S. and Tanzanian management visited Mrike...

What to do when I can't sleep anticipating the next page that will be written in the EdPowerment story left off nearly two years ago? Resume the story, of course.In September 2011, EdPowerment was celebrating the joy-filled appearance of water on the grounds of the...