​Empowerment Through Education

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A note about the Tanzanian educational system:
Today

As of year-end 2016, EdPowerment’s program educates nearly 40 teens and young adults from secondary school through university studies. Our students are pursuing medical, legal, teaching and financial management degrees and vocational certificates.  Please visit our Gallery and Roster to see the schools and colleges that our students are attending.



Education in Tanzania is provided both by the public and private sector according to the following general structure:

  • 2 years of pre-primary education for ages 5–6 (year 1 and 2)
  • 7 years of primary education for ages 7–13 (Standard I-VII)
  • 4 years of secondary “O” ordinary level education for ages 14–17 (Forms 1-4)


Depending on National Exam scores and a student’s financial resources:

  • 2 years of secondary “A” advanced level education for ages 18–19 (Forms 5 & 6)
  • 3 or more years of university education, either in diploma or degree programs

OR

  • 2 – 3 years of vocational training 
​Our Challenge

While EdPowerment would like to enroll more students in this program, we are limiting the number of participants because of our commitment to cover all costs through University studies. Our students should qualify for government university loans, however, this process is not a transparent or consistent one. Therefore EdPowerment must build a significant University Fund to provide for all of our students.


Tomorrow's Scholar-Leader Sponsorship Program transforms the life of each of its students – not for a few years, but for a lifetime.  By doing so, we lift the lives of their families and communities.

Tomorrow's Scholar-Leader Program


EdPowerment sponsors motivated teenagers and young adults who cannot continue to access quality education after primary school. This is a holistic, hands-on program of guidance and nurturing.  We provide each student’s tuition, fees and personal and school supplies not simply in secondary and high school, but through the highest level of education he or she is able to attain. We thereby allow capable and determined young people to achieve a career.

Along the way, our program works one-on-one to teach life skills, healthy habits, social awareness and community commitment. Students must fulfill contracts to remain in our program - contracts that include academic requirements, workshop participation and character development.  Ours is a unique approach to developing leaders that will serve the Tanzanian community in the future.

See our contracts.