Powering Potential Blog

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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Denis Christopher, PPI Engineer

Denis Christopher is 31 years old, and a Technical Consultant and Social Media Manager at Powering Potential. He was born in the Kahama District of Tanzania's Shinyanga region and is the second oldest child in his family. "I was very interested in Mathematics,...

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Dana Rensi and Ena Haines @ the Fulbright Conference 2017

Attendees will hear from extraordinary speakers, engage in provocative panels, and benefit from extensive networking opportunities. Our conference venue is in the heart of Washington, D.C., with easy access to the downtown area and the National Mall. With a variety of...

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Maslow’s Web, or Why I Work for Powering Potential

Maslow’s Web, or Why I Work for Powering Potential

by Zack Sherzad, Powering Potential Writer When I graduated with my BA English in 2011, I was already a year deep into my application to the Peace Corps — an onerous administrative process that includes all sorts of criminal background checks, medical exams, and...

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Peru Potential: Trip Report

Peru Potential: Trip Report

Hello Friends of Powering Potential, Those of you with a finger on our organization's pulse may already know that we've been looking into a Peru expansion recently. Earlier this year, Fulbright Grant Recipient and Spanish teacher Dana Rensi approached us about...

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Albin Mathias @ Tanzania Institute of Education

Albin Mathias @ Tanzania Institute of Education

Earlier this year, thanks to an invitation from our friends at World Possible, Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) Country Director Eng. Albin Mathias presented our work at the Tenda Teachers Conference in Tanzania. Dr. Elia Kibga, the head of the Tanzania Institute of...

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The Energy Globe Award

The Energy Globe Award

Powering Potential, Inc (PPI) is pleased to announce that our Raspberry Pi Computer Lab program has received the 2017 Energy Globe National Award for Best Project in the United Republic of Tanzania! The Energy Globe Award is the world's most prestigious environmental...

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Powering Our Programs: Spring Fundraiser @ Tufenkian

Powering Our Programs: Spring Fundraiser @ Tufenkian

Earlier this month, on May 19th, Powering Potential Inc. held its annual spring fundraiser. 39 people in total showed up to show their support for Powering Potential's important development work and 18 people contributed even though they could not attend the...

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