This blog follows the founding team of EdPowerment Inc. as we build our umbrella of three educational programs and overall community support within the Moshi districts of Tanzania. Our grassroots, hands-on work includes a network of secondary and post-secondary school sponsorships; development of the community-based Kilimahewa Educational Center for teenagers excluded from public education; and a pioneering autism/special needs initiative called ACT, Autism Connects Tanzania.
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One of our volunteer assignments was to spruce up the tire playground at the Gabriella Children's Rehabilitative Centre. Last year several U.S. volunteers were joined by some Kilimahewa teens and a local fundi (carpenter) in building the playground for the intellectually disabled students at Gabriella. This year it was time to give things a fresh look that would add a little spark to these children's lives. Here's the before and after: