|“Kazi nzuri! This is a good solution”|
|Briefing His Excellency|
When asked what it was like meeting President Kikwete, Country Director Albin Mathias said, “So excited!…especially when he talked to us and gave a thumb up in appreciation of our solution. I feel energized and very honored. It was my first time meeting the president and shaking hands. I hope you can feel how this was. Just after the move Prof. Mchome [Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Vocational Training] was watching from distance and he saluted to us three times. That was great appreciation!”
|From left: Hon. Shukuru Kawambwa,
Minister of Education;
Walter Minja; and Albin Mathias
Tanzanian national TV stations ITV and TBC conducted interviews with Albin which aired that night on the 8:00pm news and The Citizen, a Tanzanian newspaper, published an article about our work.
This year’s Education Week motto was “Elimu bora ni haki ya kila mtoto” (“Quality education for every child”). As part of Powering Potential’s commitment to this motto, we will be distributing 56 Pi-oneer units (mobile projector/Raspberry Pi computer) to 56 rural secondary schools that lack electricity and technology. This project is funded by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Segal Family Foundation, and will be implemented in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office-Regional Administration Local Government (PMO-RALG).
|Albin and Hon. Kassim Majaliwa,
Deputy Minister of State PMO-RALG
|From left: Albin; Zuberi Samataba,
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Education) PMO-RALG;
and Walter Minja
|Walter showing students the Raspberry Pi computer|
|Miss Angelika and Walter Minja|
We thank Professor Eustella Bhalalusesa, Commissioner of Education, for inviting us to participate in Education Week. It is a privilege for us to be partnering with the Tanzanian government to provide quality education for every child. We hope the Pi-oneer program is just the beginning!