Welcome to EdPowerment, Inc.
Adventurers Journey Every Year To Climb Majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro.
While visitors challenge themselves on the mountain, villagers who live under its gaze face a very different kind of climb every day.
Young people born into poverty beneath Mt. Kilimanjaro 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.
This is the WHY Behind EdPowerment
EdPowerment provides discarded youth, young adults and locals with a path of learning so they too can lift themselves and their community.
Since three educators teamed up to form EdPowerment in 2010:
KIWOCE: Roughly 280 youth have taken academic coursework; 150 teens & young adults have taken computer training (since 2015); 730 have taken Pre Form 1 & 5 programs; 1,640 have attended special camps and seminars; 235 youth have participated in Clubs; and 136 community members have joined the library.
Tomorrow’s Scholar-Leader Program: Nearly 70 students have completed or still pursue higher level degrees that lead to employment.
Connects Autism Tanzania: Over 1000 caretakers and professionals who serve those with intellectual disabilities have learned vital, life-changing information in CAT’s forums and workshops while thousands have attended advocacy events.
Happening Now: Summer 2019’s high points:
EdPowerment’s eight Advanced High School graduates learned their results on their National Exam. Because of their strong scores, six already have been accepted to degrees of study in some of the country’s best universities. Two still await posts. These are remarkable results, even for the country’s most privileged youth!
KIWOCE Open School completed its first semester with its 8th Annual Enrichment Camp open to teens from surrounding secondary schools. Over 100 participants learned some crash skills in using a computer, reviewed key math and English concepts for upcoming National Exams, interacted with visiting speakers on Life Skill topics from road safety to personal planning, time organization, and personal health care, and had just plain fun with frisbee tag and line dancing. Five visiting educators made all the difference in creating 5 days of inspired learning for teens, many of whom had never touched a computer or done an actual science experiment before.