“Now I See The Way To Pass In My Life”

After completing Powering Potential’s five-month technology training course, four high school graduates were chosen, among a class of 23, to become Technology Tent Trainers. Severine and Happy began teaching at Welwel Secondary School on Nov. 14, and Samson and Theresia began teaching at Florian Secondary School on Nov. 21. 

Samson Goodluck:

Theresia Christopher:

Severine Herman:

Happy Mashinga:

Below are a few emails I’ve received from them.

From Severine, after completing the technology training course in preparation for teaching:

Hello Madam how are you,On my side I am fine and my fellow also.
It is long time since we started  our course here at Banjika secondary school, we  are very happy to get Experience about computer and now we are able to teach other people about computer.
My self I was enjoy our lesson and I was got more experience.So madam Thank you very much to started this program and to help them to got this knowledge.
My self I am ready to teach  if you give me a chances.
Ahsante sana madam kwa kutuwezesha katika masomo.Always we are remember you for give as this effort.And we also say thanks to teacher Albin Mathias for more cooperation and other teachers.  Ahsante sana. 
Best  Wishes.     
And this from Severine after having taught for two weeks at Welwel:

Hello madam how are you,
I am fine and we are going well with our lesson.Teachers and Students enjoy computers.
Madam my self I am enjoying to teach them and I would like to say Thanks you very much for giving me this chances hear at welwel secondary school to teach them and we understand me and happy very well.And also I would like to say Thank you very much for poweringpotential to help them to know this technology and Installed many computers in different part of the world because people enjoying this program.And also I say Thanks for those who donate money for us and also solar power in order to avoid loss of power rather than Electricity so! that is a good way to use solar.
Asanteni sana kwa kutuwezesha na sisi tumefurahi sana. Karibu tena.
Thank you very much  madam.
Best Wishes.    
From Samson, who like Theresia, is living at the Florian School because it is 20km from town and there is no practical way for them get to work each day:
My name is Samson Goodluck,i like to gives special thanks to madam Janice Lathen for her hard work she done to me and also i like to thanks all who donated to contribute for the computers,solar and also who contribute to my wages/expenses,also special thanks to Powering Potential at all, i says that i don’t have anything to pay but the God knows what to pay for yourselves.Now i see the way to pass in my life,i like to tell all who help me to continue with this spirit.

Samson is his room at Florian:

Theresia, in the black skirt, with her roommate at Florian:

Please wish them luck as they embark on their new careers.


  1. Great job Janice, We are very proud of you.

    Best of luck to all students in your future endeavors.

    Happy Holidays and Happy 2012

    Love, Vijaya & Denis

  2. Congratulations to all the hard-working students, with gratitude to Janice for her energetic contributions to making the world a better place.
    All best wishes to each and every one of you, Sincerely, Jinny

  3. It is great to hear about these students who are becoming knowledgeable about computers! All the best to them with this new skill. And cheers to you Janice for all your hard work. Sincerely, Jill

  4. the joy in all your faces upon learning your computer and now sharing your skill to teach your community brings much joy to my face. your families must be very proud as i am sure madam janice is very proud of all of you………happy holidays……maura

  5. Thanks for sharing all this good news and the photos of the new teachers, who now we "know." We all thank you for teaching not only the skills of computer use but also the desire to learn, the spirit of giving, and the love of neighbor. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
    Dorothy, Atlanta

  6. This is an inspiring accomplishment on the part of the students and Janice. Congratulations, one and all!
    Ena Haines, NYC

  7. With all the bad news in the world these days, it's heartening to know that these students are embracing their futures with hope and optimism. This is life-changing for them, for you and for those of us who are witnessing it. Thank you.

  8. Wonderful work, Janice. What a difference one person with a great idea can make! and here's to the good work and good experiences of those who are teaching others about the computer.
    Thanks , Janice for letting us peer in at the 'window'.

  9. You are amazing, JAnice. What wonderful gifts you have given to these students…the most precious being the gift of yourself. Thank you for letting us be a part of this wonderful program.
    Salley Gibney, Founder, You Are Never Alone Foundation

  10. Janice, what a wonderful accomplishment to train the students as teachers. YOu are onto the "second generation." It is heartening to hear of your successes. Keep up the good work, and happy holidays and happy new year!

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