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 A WAY BACK ... AND A WAY FORWARD for discarded youth, young adults and locals in Tanzania's educational system so they can lift themselves and their community.

HAPPENING NOW: SUMMER 2020

  • Our three Form 6 graduates celebrated strong National Exam (the basis for University Admission) results! One scored at the top of Division I and two scored Division II. We are now working on their University applications.
  • All college and university students (over 20) returned to their schools when then reopened in June equipped with masks, sanitary supplies and informed coaching on best COVID practices.
  • KIWOCE’s QT/PC secondary school equivalency program resumed fully in July after the COVID Break. Saturday classes are making up for lost instruction.
  • KIWOCE led the way in COVID education and measures at schools. EdPowerment funded new washing stations and continues extra support for the school while it recovers financially.

IMPACT

Since 2010, programs funded by EdPowerment have delivered the following impact.

KIWOCE: Hundreds of local youth and young adults have taken academic coursework.  Since 2015 over 150 teens & young adults have taken specific computer training; 730 have taken Pre Form 1 & 5 programs; nearly 2,000 have attended special camps and seminars; hundreds of youth have participated in Clubs; and over 150 community members have joined the library. In 2020, over 100 students currently take the QT/PC Secondary School Equivalency Program.

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.

Endorsements & Funding

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