Welcome to EdPowerment, Inc
While visitors challenge themselves on Mt. Kilimanjaro, many who live under its gaze face a very different kind of climb every day. Individuals born into poverty beneath the majestic mountain struggle to access education that can take them from meager subsistence to economic security - the ability to cover essential needs of food, decent shelter, hygiene, clothing, health care and education.
Anchored in Moshi, Tanzania, EdPowerment provides transformative educational support that helps neglected students to advance in the educational system, workplace and society in order to achieve secure, fulfilling lives.
The goal of every EdPowerment initiative is to change the trajectory of young lives who otherwise have no prospect of a productive future.
Today, in addition to our ongoing sponsorship and accompanying skills programs, EdPowerment has launched a new set of programs in some of the area’s poorest, more remote villages. Working directly with local educational and community development authorities, we are expanding our critical support to promising adolescents and teens most lacking in resources.
A personalized, holistic approach, coupled with deliberate financial management, underpin all our work. We strive to build relationships, networks and culturally-aware processes that can best produce successful outcomes.
Why Support EdPowerment?
EdPowerment is a powerful way for those who know first-hand the impact of education to share these benefits with the least fortunate. Our U.S. management has worked on the ground in Tanzania through multiple visits each year and extended stays, some lasting several years. The resulting knowledge culled from relationships with Tanzanian educators, authorities and locals themselves informs EdPowerment’s programs and processes. This experience produces uncommon results: young people, otherwise unable to conceive of a future, have become accomplished professionals and skilled workers – doctors, educators, accountants, computer techs and small business-persons.
Launched in 2010, EdPowerment has partnered with local organizations, non-profits and schools to enable the life-changing benefits of higher education. Since 2010 we have provided higher education sponsorships that have transformed neglected teenagers into independent adults. From 2010 - 2021, EdPowerment’s support of the Kilimahewa Educational Center (later KIWOCE Open School) provided low-cost, high quality secondary equivalency, skills programs and learning experiences for hundreds of students. At the same time, our guidance and support of Connects Autism Tanzania from 2010 – 2020 opened doors for societal acceptance and educational inclusion of those with autism and other special education needs.
Please click (1) the program title to see the depth and expanse of our work and (2) the impact link to understand our work in numbers.
2010 – Present
Since 2010 EdPowerment has sustained and mentored motivated teens and young adults from secondary through post-graduate university studies. As of 2021 our core Tomorrow's Scholar-Leader Sponsorships are part of a broader set of educational initiatives to serve this vulnerable population.
2010 - 2020
A decade of funding and guidance gave rise to this pivotal advocacy program for the special needs population, especially the autistic and otherwise cognitively challenged. Working with Graceanna Lyimo, EdPowerment’s support enabled the transition from our program, Autism Connects Tanzania, to an independent Tanzanian NGO in 2015.