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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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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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