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.

Our Work Today

The goal of every EdPowerment initiative is to change the trajectory of young lives who otherwise have no future prospects.

EdPowerment continues life-changing higher education sponsorships and vital supportive skills training, while undertaking targetted outreach projects in some of the area’s poorest, more remote villages. Working directly with local educational and community development authorities, we feed students' families whose livelihoods, already marginal, have been destroyed by drought.  At the same time, we have initiated a women's small business project intended to produce income streams where none now exist.

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 experience and understanding produces uncommon results: young people, otherwise unable to conceive of a future, are becoming professionals and skilled workers – doctors, educators, accountants, computer techs, and small business-persons.


Since 2010, EdPowerment has partnered with local organizations, non-profits and schools to enable the life-changing benefits of higher education. WE have provided higher education sponsorships that have transformed neglected teenagers into independent adults. From 2010 - 2021, our 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.

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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.

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2010 – 2021

In its mission to serve vulnerable youth left behind by the formal educational system, EdPowerment partnered with the Kilimahewa Women and Orphans Center for Education (KIWOCE) to develop a thriving educational hub.

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Endorsements & Funding

The programs EdPowerment supports have received key support from the following: