Connects Autism Tanzania

Formerly EdPowerment's special needs outreach program called Autism Connects Tanzania, CAT officially became registered as an independent  Tanzanian NGO in 2015.  The organization's mission remains (1) to educate guardians, teachers and others who serve individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions, and (2) to advocate for broad-based change in the way Tanzanian society and schools treat this population.

Today, in addition to its ongoing advocacy and support for caretakers, CAT specifically focuses on trying to build vocational programs that address the needs of the autistic population past primary school age.  It actively seeks grant and other funding to help secure its independent role in pushing for systemic change in Tanzania.

For more information on CAT and to learn how to volunteer to support this organization, please visit its website:

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Kilimahewa Centre for Education

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Giving Opportunities

EdPowerment's range of programs offers many giving opportunities for all budgets and intentions. Donors may make a general donation to EdPowerment or target one of our three initiatives.

All donations are tax deductible: EIN 27-201-7667.

Donations can be sent to

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Tomorrow’s Scholar-Leader Sponsorships

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to indicate your intention. Specific sponsorships are possible. 
​Tommorrow's Scholar Leader Sponsorship Program

Currently supports nearly 40 students in O level secondary school, A level high school, vocational training and university certificate and degree programs. 

  • $1,200-1,500 range of annual costs for private secondary/high school including fees and personal expenses [$100-125 month]
  • $1,000-1,500 range of annual costs for an advanced certificate or vocational degree [$83-125 month]
  • $3,000-5,000 range of annual costs for university studies if a government loan is not secured. These loans are granted randomly, but can defray up to 60% of costs.

Connects Autism Tanzania

Kilimahewa Educational Center:

Serves local villagers across the learning spectrum including youth with special learning needs, teens excluded from formal education, young adults and local farmers seeking English, computer and agri-business skills.

  • $5-25  average price of a review book/text book
  • $3 - 15 cost of a Kilimahewa library book
  • $75 monthly cost of Mama Asha, our lunch cook
  • $215 monthly security cost for water project/computers etc.
  • $450-600 monthly salary of a qualified Tanzanian teacher
  • $800 cost of the annual Kilimahewa Enrichment Camp that brings US educators and hands-on learning to 100 village teenagers.