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Energizing Learners in
Developing Countries
Since 2006

Who We Are

Powering Potential enhances education through technology in developing countries by providing learners with the tools they need to succeed as 21st century global citizens.

Our award-winning solar-powered computer programs deliver digital libraries (no internet required) and training to teachers and students in remote villages off the electrical grid.

Teacher and students looking at a computer monitor

Where We Work

Our work started in Africa in 2006 and in 2019 we launched our computer program in the Peruvian Amazon, led by a Fulbrighter.

Recent Project

Sazira Secondary School

Bunda, Tanzania

Kabasa & Mekomariro
Secondary Schools

Bunda, Tanzania

Next Project

Rigicha Secondary School

Serengeti, Tanzania

Support Our Efforts

During COVID-19 it is more important than ever for students in developing countries to have access to digital information to protect themselves and their communities. 

We respect the values of local cultures: cooperation over competition and community over the individual.

“If real development is to take place, the people have to be involved”  – Julius Nyerere, the father of Tanzania

We partner with local communities

Our counterpart organization in Tanzania is the Potential Enhancement Foundation (PEF), an Energy Globe World Award finalist in 2019.

PEF collaborates with the Tanzanian government to install, maintain and expand our computer programs across the country.

Impacting Lives

With improved learning and technology literacy, students are better prepared to secure employment, continue higher education and become productive global citizens.

90

Projects Implemented

34,000

Students & teachers have a world of knowledge at their fingertips

60%

of surveyed graduates continued their education

57%

of surveyed graduates employed due to computer training

“It is unhidden truth that is going to have an immeasurable impact on youth and all the people in rural areas, as they are going to be exposed to the world of technology where they could meet plenty of social, economic, academic and political opportunities. I have trust in the Powering Potential team. I believe it is the team that will be mentioned in the History of Tanzania in coming days.”

– Elitumaini Rweyemamu, a program beneficiary

Awards & Recognition

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