Infrastructure That Sustains
EdPowerment is not in the business of buildings. However, over time, we have funded projects that we think are critical to the success of both the KIWOCE Open School (Kilimahewa) and even a local government primary school in dire need. These projects all have been intended to sustain delivery of vital educational programs.
The Kilimahewa Water Project
Blessed by a quick and clean bore hole drilling in 2011, the Kilimahewa Water Project, providing water for two 20,000 liter tanks, has facilitated the development of the Center. In 2016, a complete solar refurbishment was undertaken so as to support the best and more reliable delivery system.
A Library for the Entire Community
KIWOCE reaches out to the entire community and students who attend neighboring government schools with the only library in miles. We continue to build an inventory of fiction and non-fiction books, especially review books that motivated students everywhere can come to read and study and even make copies.
A Recreational Field/Playground
No one can just sit in a classroom for hours, although this often happens in Tanzania. In 2017, a grant from the Northfield Community Church facilitated an area where all students can participate in sports, physical exercise and instruction. This has made a world of difference to our students, some of whom now even constitute a futbol team!
A New Kitchen and Silo
In order to sustain a more environmentally friendly and economical food program, EdPowerment funded a kitchen and silo. The kitchen consumes less firewood than the old open-air jiko, while the silo allows for bulk purchases of beans/maize at favorable prices.
Community Outreach: Helping the Mary Bennett-Sambarai Primary School
EdPowerment has responded to several urgent calls to help sustain a neighboring government primary school. Serving roughly 700 students, the School was in dire need of new toilets or faced being shut down. No government support was available. EdPowerment funded a block of new toilets, in addition to other previous projects such as completion of a teacher’s quarters and a utility connection.