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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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Guest Post: Zack @ TechDay New York 2017

Guest Post: Zack @ TechDay New York 2017

NY TechDay: April 18th, 2017That person looking corny up there is me, and that shirt is one of maybe three button up shirts I own. It is one of those fancy synthetic shirts designed to be breathable and non-absorbent. I used to wear them a lot when I was in the Peace...

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Google Campus Expedition

Google Campus Expedition

Google Campus Expedition w/ Janice Lathen and Prem PandianHere we are on my annual Powering Potential, Inc. (PPI) business trip to the drought-stricken West Coast! Weather absolutely fantastic. Note to self: consider moving PPI HQ to California? Temperature...

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Powering Potential Returns to Nainokanoka Secondary

Powering Potential Returns to Nainokanoka Secondary

Phase 2 Installation at Nainokanoka Secondary SchoolIn July 2014, Powering Potential, Inc. (PPI) visited the remote Nainokanoka Secondary School in Tanzania's Ngorongoro district to install our Phase 1 solar-powered Raspberry Pi computer lab. At the time, it was one...

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