Powering Potential Blog

Founding Director Attends United Nations Meeting

We are delighted to announce that our Founding Director Janice Lathen attended a high-level side-event on "Relevant, Equitable and Inclusive Quality Education for All: an Imperative for the 21st Century" during the review of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4)...

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Celebrating 10 Years with Segal Family Foundation

On June 5th, Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) held a fundraising celebration to commemorate its 10-year partnership with Segal Family Foundation (SFF) at the NoMad Studio in Manhattan. Over fifty guest were treated to an evening of Tanzanian culture, music, dance, and...

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Shule Direct Installation

“There are a lot of materials from Shule Direct and RACHEL. We can create our notes even when the teachers are not available. I would like to be an engineer and use computers to design buildings.” – Veronica Boniface, Form Two (ninth-grade) student at Welwel Secondary...

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SPARC+ Installation Enhances Education at Endallah School

Inspiring Students to Learn, Grow and Imagine Endallah Secondary School was recently upgraded from Powering Potential’s SPARC program to SPARC+. The basic SPARC (Solar Powered Access to Raspberry Computing) program was installed at Endallah in 2012 and included a...

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PPI’s Development Director Visits Schools in Tanzania

Earlier this year, Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) founder Janice Lathen presented me (Lydia Sierra) with a generous offer. She wanted to know if I would be willing to represent PPI at the Segal Family Foundation Conference in Kenya. If I agreed, I would also be able to...

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Visitors Inspired By Our Work

"I'm extremely inspired by what PPI (Powering Potential Inc.) is doing. It's an enormous benefit for the kids to have access to technology. There's no question that having this access will only enhance their education and their overall knowledge of the world." --...

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Scratch@MIT Conference

  The Potential Enhancement Foundation (PEF), Powering Potential’s Tanzanian partner was invited to attend the Scratch@MIT Conference this summer. PEF was one of 40 groups selected to present from a pool of hundreds of applicants. “It was an honor for us to go...

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Pi Workshop in Ngorongoro District

"We were only using our lab for learning other subject through RACHEL but now I know I can do a lot especially computer programming and promise to share the knowledge I received with my fellow students." - Iri from Kabasa School. Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) has...

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Neema Lyimo, PPI Computer Technician

Neema Lyimo is 25 years old, and a Computer Technician at Powering Potential. The youngest daughter in her family, she was raised by her parents in the Moshi district of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro region. "My parents encouraged me to get an education," she says. "They...

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