Welcome to EdPowerment, Inc.

Although we live in a globally connected world, we still can be disconnected from individuals born into radically different conditions than our own.  EdPowerment bridges this disconnect. EdPowerment enables us to go beyond our immediate orbit of family, friends and work to help those who must rely on true humanitarians to attain a satisfying life.

EdPowerment Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to enabling education for neglected teenagers and youth with special needs through grassroots, thoughtfully administered, hands-on programs in villages outside of Moshi, Tanzania. Our vibrant, integrated programs bring learning opportunities through three avenues:

KIWOCE (Kilimahewa Educational Centre) for local teens, most often from broken homes, and struggling adults who live in abject poverty, excluded from public & private education. With operations funded by EdPowerment, the Centre offers a range of programs from formal classes in English, math and other subjects to computer and internet training to vocational training in husbandry and agricultural practices.  A 2014 Rotary Global Grant facilitated development of the Centre's internet infrastructure and agricultural expansion.
Tomorrow’s Scholar-Leader Sponsorship Program for qualified teenagers, who have no resources, to access secondary through higher or vocational education in order to secure a livelihood. As of 2015, nearly 40 students are enrolled in secondary and high school, post-secondary vocational school and university certificate and degree programs.  We do not just pay fees - we guide, nurture and assist all of our students to the point where they can become financially independent contributors to the community.

CA Tanzania (formerly ACT-Autism Connects Tanzania) educational and advocacy outreach for those living with autism and co-occuring conditions, and their families. NEWS!! Last summer, ACT became a registered Tanzanian NGO.  This move enables a deeper, wider, and ultimately more sustainable impact in serving this population. A dynamic local Board of Directors is now spearheading a 2016 agenda that includes workshops for government educational officers, professional development at Patandi Teachers College and a youth program to place young autistic adults in a corporate setting.

In addition, as funding allows, we target assistance to the community at large.  In 2014 
EdPowerment funded new toilets to allow the Mary Bennett-Sambarai 
government primary school to keeps its doors open to 700 students. At the same time, we purchased large quantities of texts for a boarding school that our sponsored students attend to raise the level of learning for all students. 

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