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 & Fall 2019
- EdPowerment’s 8 Advanced High School Sponsorship graduates all scored highly enough to be posted to Universities. One is studying to become a doctor, another a lawyer, another an electrical engineer and the others are pursuing business related degrees.
- Over 100 primary school “leavers” have come to KIWOCE for its Pre-Form 1 program. They will improve their English, reading and math skills, while learning about computers before starting secondary school in January.
- KIWOCE’s Boys and Girls Club has welcomed dozens of neighborhood teens each Saturday to discover from local entrepreneurs and business people how they too can succeed. Girls have learned vital personal safety and health information. All enjoy a variety of sports, arts and exposure to the world through select videos.
- This summer over 100 teens shared new hands-on learning experiences once more at KIWOCE’s enrichment camp, bolstered by five visiting educators from the U.S. and their classroom materials.
- This November, KIWOCE’s Form 2 and Form 4 tackle Tanzania’s National Exams after strong classroom preparation, aided by coaching from EdPowerment’s University students home on break.