Powering Potential, Empowering Change.
In Tanzania, almost half of the population is under the age of 15 and the majority of this group live in rural areas with extremely limited educational opportunities. Many schools operate with barebones funding, staffed by underpaid teachers with access to few textbooks. There are few alternative learning solutions for self-study that provide the quality educational content necessary for students to do well in their national exams and beyond. In such an environment, even a modest amount of support can have a profound impact on a developing community.
Founded in 2006 by Janice Lathen, an American entrepreneur and computer consultant, Powering Potential is a 501 nonprofit organization that enhances education through technology in developing countries by providing learners with the tools they need to succeed as 21st century global citizens. Their award-winning solar-powered computer programs deliver digital libraries (no internet required) and training to teachers and students in remote villages that have no access to the national electrical grid, providing students with the necessary resources to stimulate their imaginations, improve educational outcomes, increase their chance of employment, and develop themselves and their communities.
We are happy to support educational programs in under-represented and developing communities like those served by Powering Potential. Our own Jennifer Jackson has personally worked in Africa to establish schools and lift up young leaders, so supporting underserved communities in this way is a natural fit for us. We are delighted to help Janice and Powering Potential. Thank you for all you do!