Powering Potential Blog

PPI’s Development Director Visits Schools in Tanzania

Earlier this year, Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) founder Janice Lathen presented me (Lydia Sierra) with a generous offer. She wanted to know if I would be willing to represent PPI at the Segal Family Foundation Conference in Kenya. If I agreed, I would also be able to...

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Visitors Inspired By Our Work

"I'm extremely inspired by what PPI (Powering Potential Inc.) is doing. It's an enormous benefit for the kids to have access to technology. There's no question that having this access will only enhance their education and their overall knowledge of the world." --...

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Scratch@MIT Conference

  The Potential Enhancement Foundation (PEF), Powering Potential’s Tanzanian partner was invited to attend the Scratch@MIT Conference this summer. PEF was one of 40 groups selected to present from a pool of hundreds of applicants. “It was an honor for us to go...

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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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