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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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Tarps and Technology in Tanzania: A Guest Post by Luther Lee

Tarps and Technology in Tanzania: A Guest Post by Luther Lee

Luther Lee, PPI Volunteer Administrative and Technical ConsultantA little over a year ago, three secondary schools (Sazira, Mekomariro, Kabasa) located in the home district of former Tanzanian Minister of State Stephen Wasira were individually selected to receive...

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Letter from Founding Director, Janice Lathen

Dear Contributors and Friends,It is hard for me to believe that Powering Potential is in its tenth consecutive year. It seems like very little time has passes since I started this adventure by greeting the students of Banjika Secondary School in Karatu, Tanzania with...

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Tanzanian Organization Established

Tanzanian Organization Established

We are excited to announce that the Potential Enhancement Foundation (PEF) has been established in Tanzania by Tanzanians to continue the work of Powering Potential Inc. (PPI).  This is a dream come true for PPI.  As Julius Nyerere, the father of Tanzania...

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Open Source Initiative’s first African Affiliate Member

Open Source Initiative’s first African Affiliate Member

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) invited Powering Potential to apply for membership and unanimously accepted us as an Affiliate Member and as their first African Affiliate Member.  We were invited to apply for membership after OSI featured our work on...

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On the Move in Tanzania

On the Move in Tanzania

This summer, Powering Potential has been on the move. Our Founding Director Janice Lathen and Country Director Eng. Albin Mathias both traveled to Uganda to attend the Segal Family Foundation (SFF) Annual Meeting from August 13-15.A terrific speech by Keynote...

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Ngorongoro Software Upgrades Completed

Ngorongoro Software Upgrades Completed

A few words from ICT Manager Neema Lyimo and Technical Consultant Denis Christopher:The Powering Potential team has been working hard at Lake Natron and Soitsambu Secondary Schools upgrading the software used in our solar-powered Raspberry Pi Computer labs. A similar...

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10th Anniversary Celebration

10th Anniversary Celebration

An evening to remember A fun time was had by all on June 9th at the kick off event for Powering Potential's 10th anniversary celebration held at the Hemingway African Gallery located in the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center.At the height of the evening,...

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Zanzibar Pi-oneer Project Completed

Zanzibar Pi-oneer Project Completed

Arriving at Kisiwa Pannza island in PembaA few words from Albin Mathias our County Director: Powering Potential has been hard at work in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Wikipedia lists this remote chain of islands off the coast of East Africa as a network of four main...

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