Powering Potential attended the Tanzanian Ministry of Education & Google for Education Conference 2014 at Protea Hotel courtyard in Dar es Salaam which was held November 17-18.
The Google for Education conference encouraged the Ministry to utilize Google Apps for Education as tools to facilitate teaching and learning. The deployment of Google Classroom would improve the educational process. The most challenging issue facing Tanzania and other developing countries, however, is electrification, Internet connectivity and infrastructure. To meet these challenges, Powering Potential has taken the initiative by installing efficient and affordable solar power paired with offline educational content (RACHEL) on energy-efficient Raspberry Pi computers.
|Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
Prof. Sifuni Mchome speaking to the audience
|From left: Commissioner of Education Prof. Eustella Bhalalusesa
and Powering Potential Country Director Albin Mathias
|Attendees at the Conference|
Google Education Conference Facilitator Karen Walstra speaking to the audience
|From left: Dr. Elia Kibga from the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE)
and two conference attendees
|From left: Powering Potential ICT Manager Neema Lyimo
with Mwakilima Subilaga from Ardhi University
For more information, visit the Google Apps for Education Deployment Guide.
We would like to thank Dr. Elia Kibga from the Tanzania Institute for Education (TIE) for inviting us to the conference.
Powering Potential continues to seek committed partners to implement our Educating-Through-Technology program in all regions of Tanzania in full cooperation with the national, regional and district government, as well as the Tanzanian business community. Join our efforts to fund projects in more schools. Make a contribution.