Powering Potential

Educating Through Technology Since 2006

If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together.

– African Proverb

If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
– African proverb

Welcome

Powering Potential is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by a committed group of professionals who believe all people, regardless of race, religion, gender, or socioeconomic status, deserve to have access to modern educational resources.

On this website, you’ll find information about our programs, our mission, and the employees, volunteers, and contributors that help make our work possible.

Our Mission

Use technology to enhance education and stimulate imagination of students in Tanzania while respecting and incorporating values of the local culture — especially cooperation over competition, community over the individual, modesty over pride, and spirituality over materiality.

Our Vision

All students in Tanzania experiencing the joys of technology: Efficient production, easy access to information, and communication with others.

  • 2%
Percentage of electrified rural Tanzanian households
  • 57%
Percentage of respondant program graduates who stated their computer training helped them find employment
  • 95%
Percentage of Tanzanians who do not use the Internet.

Programs

Provide Technological Infrastructure so rural schools are able to teach the national Information and Computer Studies (ICS) curriculum. Most rural schools lack the equipment required to teach the national ICS curriculum. They cannot afford computers and lack access to electricity. This necessitates utilizing solar power systems.

Provide Access to digital educational resources. Though online access would be ideal, internet service is oftentimes prohibitively expensive in rural areas, so PPI’s programs currently focus on offline digital libraries in the form of RACHEL (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education & Learning) systems.

Provide Training for select school staff so they are able to effectively facilitate use.

Contact Us

And we’ll get in touch as soon as possible

To contact Powering Potential by phone:

+1 929 265 1167

If you’d like to write:

Powering Potential
PO Box 230973
New York, NY 10023
USA

To reach us through email:

 info@poweringpotential.org

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