WELCOME TO THE WORLD

26 Jul

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 … Read More »

BEATING THE ODDS

19 Jul

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 … Read More »

BEFORE AND AFTER

10 Jul

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 … Read More »

STACEY’S BEST

10 Jul

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 … Read More »

HOME

9 Jul

One of our sponsored student’s homes Many 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 … Read More »

MAMA GRACE, DEN MOTHER

6 Jul

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 Center … Read More »