Welcome to EdPowerment, Inc.

EdPowerment's programs are anchored in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.

While visitors challenge themselves on the mountain, many who live under its gaze face a very different kind of climb every day.

Individuals 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.

Mission

EdPowerment was created to provide A WAY BACK ... AND A WAY FORWARD in Tanzania's educational system for discarded teens, young adults and locals to secure better lives.

Our Work

Since 2010 EdPowerment has developed partnerships with local organizations, non-profits and schools, as well as our own sponsorship and skills programs, to enable the life-changing benefits of higher education. The goal of every initiative is to change the trajectory of young lives who otherwise have no prospect of a productive future. 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.

IMPACT

Edpowerment’s Work In Tanzania Has Lifted The Lives Of Community Members And Students As Follows:

TOMORROW’S LEADERS SPONSORSHIPS

2010 – Present

Since 2010 EdPowerment has sustained and mentored motivated teens and young adults from secondary through post-graduate university studies. As of 2022 this program continues to be a pivotal part of a broader set of educational initiatives to serve this vulnerable population. 

CONNECTS AUTISM TANZANIA

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.

KILIMAHEWA EDUCATIONAL CENTER/OPEN SCHOOL

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.

Endorsements & Funding

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