Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Powering Potential at MoEVT & Google for Education Conference

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 

The facilitator did a wonderful job by providing an orientation to Google Apps. Google Apps can be an innovative solution to teaching and learning in schools while keeping them connected.

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.

Kwa pamoja tunaweza tuanze sasa! 
Together we can, let's start now! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Powering Potential Attends the HMT Annual Fundraiser

Albin Mathias, Country Director, represented Powering Potential at the Hassan Maajar Trust  (HMT) Annual fundraising event in Dar es Salaam and posted the following blog. HMT was established by Ambassador Mwanaidi Maajar in memory of her son Hassan Shariff Maajar (Hashy) who died in a tragic road accident on November 11, 2006. 

The Hassan Maajar Trust Annual fundraising event on 31 Oct. 2014 was intended to raise TSH 500 million for 6,000 desks. 

Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda (right) looking at a display desk while attending
the Hassan Maajar Trust annual fundraising event at
Diamond Jubilee in Dar es Salaam.

Hon. Stephen Wasira (left),
Minister of State in the President's Office and MP Bunda constituent
with Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.

Hon. Wasira has pledged TSH 17 milion for desks and contributed TSH 10 million for Powering Potential's Educating-Through-Technology program in the Bunda District.

 Artist Mwasiti Almasi performing at Diamond Jubilee

from left: Albin Mathias, Powering Potential's Country Director;
Simon Mayeye, DED Bunda District, and Bunda District Chair person

What a surprise! The Bunda District Executive Director was first person I met during fundraising event. Powering Potential is implementing the Educating-Through-Technology for Bunda District which has contributed TSH 10 million. This is a great achievement! Congratulations to Hon. Wasira and the Bunda District Council for your generosity to Bunda people.