|Lodga assisting one of the Kilimahewa campers this summer|
|William explaining a science concept|
- In the Spring, Grace Lyimo, our Field Coordinator, organized the most recent in a series of LifeSkills seminars that tackle issues many of these teens and young adults never get to explore within their families, schools and communities: topics such as healthy relationships, responsible sexual activity, strategies for handling difficult home lives, building confidence, setting goals, avoiding destructive habits and staying on track! Each year, EdPowerment funds several of these workshops – because we know that IT IS NOT ENOUGH JUST TO PAY A YOUNG PERSON’S SCHOOL FEES.
|Getting some extra math tutoring from Godlisten, our dedicated math teacher.|
- This summer, we added a new layer to our personal coaching, so to speak. Stacey Lauren, an executive skills tutor from New York City who recently joined our Board, met individually and in pairs with our Sponsored Students and the older students who attend the Kilimahewa Educational Center. Equipped with planners, she introduced concepts that most Tanzanian students have never been taught: how to organize a study schedule, how to study for a test over several days, how to prioritize, how to combine studying with other responsibilities…. a how-to list that will be invaluable to these students as they progress in school, and in life.
|Learning what a planner can do!|
- And last… but definitely not least! During summer break our sponsored students served as teaching assistants at the Kilimahewa Enrichment Camp. Here, they are the leaders – they serve others, they share their knowledge, and they share empathy for those who come from equally poor circumstances.
|Chatting about the future with one of our sponsored students.|