What We Do

Roughly two-thirds of Tanzania’s population is under the age of 25, a statistic that conveys every young person’s challenge in this country: the ability to produce income.  Students who come from socially, economically and educationally deprived backgrounds must overcome tremendous odds to secure work or build their own projects that provide a decent living.

EdPowerment approaches this challenge through three cornerstones across its programs: strengthening core academics; teaching employability skills; and encouraging personal development.  Only this combination can accomplish the desired outcome: Self-Reliance.

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Core Academics

Strong core and problem-solving skills are pivotal to workplace success in Tanzania. EdPowerment emphasizes the use of English and critical thinking in all its educational programs.  We provide guidance and access to as much academic support as possible to facilitate confident, independent thinkers capable of expressing themselves in English, as well as Kiswahili.

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Employability Skills

Book learning and graduation documents will not equip a young person to take his or her place in the workforce. This is even truer in societies where connections too often determine one’s horizons.  Recognizing the limited exposure of the students it serves, EdPowerment infuses its programs with practical coaching in the skills and behaviors that are vital to getting a job or starting one’s own business.  Use of the internet is a key part of this coaching.

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Personal Development

Consciously understanding one’s own abilities, background and social environment is critical to advancement.  Most of our students come from broken or troubled backgrounds with no access to professional mental health and counseling services.  EdPowerment addresses this reality as best we can so that our students can better cope with both personal and inter-personal difficulties.

Our Methodology

EdPowerment believes in student-centered learning.  Whether in our sponsorship program or the KIWOCE Open School, we foster teaching methods and strategies that can turn passive learners into engaged participants. We seek to:

 

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Activate

STIMULATE CURIOSITY
TAKE INITIATIVE

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Nuture

FACILITATE SELF-KNOWLEDGE
ENCOURAGE SELF-RELIANCE.
DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY

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Build

CONFIDENCE
COMMUNITY
CONNECTIONS