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Author: edpowerment2010

This is what was stamped on the loan application denial recently received by the newest member of EdPowerment’s Tomorrow Scholar-Leader Sponsorship Program.  I want to share a little of her history.Mary’s story resembles that of many of Tanzania’s discarded youth. Her father left her family...

We are limited. Because EdPowerment’s Tomorrow’s Scholar-Leader sponsorships commit to funding students from Form 1 through the highest level of education that they can achieve, we are limited in how many students we can accept.  Our sponsorship family now totals 35: 18 Secondary School (Form 1...

This month EdPowerment’s outreach for the autistic and otherwise intellectually disabled, (ACT/Autism Connects Tanzania) began a new chapter:  support visits to rural villages.The stigma that plagues the disabled in Tanzania is fiercest in areas untouched by modern science or medicine.  The disabled remain hidden.  They...

Hongera – Congratulations!Last week, the National Exams Council of Tanzania (NECTA) announced the results of the 2013 Form 2 National Exams… and our sponsored students rocked it!Our seven students, now in Form 3, all celebrated excellent scores- 6 scored a B and one even scored...

“Can Foreign Aid Help This Girl?”  This was the question posed by Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times last weekend.  His article told about a Haitian girl who attends school because of the efforts of a determined local woman.  This community leader, Rea Dol, founded...