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Pole pole is a Swahili expression for slowly, slowly and this is how we are tackling the task of teaching 50 very excited Moshi teenagers how to navigate the world of modern technology that is so second-nature to industrialized...

For the majority of students in both EdPowerment’s Sponsorship Program and the community-based Kilimahewa Educational Center, the world is very small.  It consists of their extended family’s shambas (small vegetable farms with maybe a few chickens, goat and cow), the surrounding villages, churches, some roadside...

One of the toughest days in this year's summer visit to Tanzania was the meeting with our current Form 4 secondary school students during their break between semesters. These are the students who will be taking the National Exam in November to determine whether they...

One of our volunteer assignments was to spruce up the tire playground at the Gabriella Children's Rehabilitative Centre.  Last year several U.S. volunteers were joined by some Kilimahewa teens and a local fundi (carpenter) in building the playground for the intellectually disabled students at Gabriella....

For the past three weeks, EdPowerment has hosted its largest group of volunteers yet - 8 college and 12th grade students, Nancy Clutter, a high school nurse, and Stacey Lauren, an educator from NY and mother of one of our volunteers.  Each volunteer forged her...

One of our sponsored student's homesMany people ask, “Why Tanzania?”I think the following answer speaks for Jillian and Kerri, as well as me.When each of us ventured here for the first time to volunteer and experience a different life,...

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...