Project - Inveneo/Powering Potential


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Inveneo and their in-country partners design and deliver highly sustainable and affordable information communications technology solutions for organizations that provide vital services — education, healthcare, economic development — in rural and under-served areas in the developing world. Access to these technologies, directly or via service organizations, can improve their lives in simple yet profound ways. They can help save lives (rural healthcare and relief), provide better economic opportunities (agriculture, market access), help enforce human rights (monitoring/reporting), improve democratic processes (e-government) and offer a better future for children (education).

Powering Potential has put computers and printers into secondary schools, installed solar energy to provide electricity for technology so that it would be self-sustaining and provided training so that the local population can replicate teaching future classes. Training sessions have been implemented so that teachers and students alike can pass on the infromation they learn and maintenance teams have been set up to provide for hardware problems.

By coupling with Powering Potential, Inveneo can help complete the installtion of a computer lab at the Banjik Secondary School, so that Computer Studies can be offered as a part of the curriculum. The students will then be able to take the Computer Studies test as part of their national exam. The results of this exam will determine if a student is able to continue onto the next level of education. Students with computer skills increase their chances of educational success. The U.S. Embassy in Tanzania is funding the expansion of the solar energy system; the Banjika School Board is providing the tables and chairs; and the Karatu District Council has pledged funds for four computers.

The addition of 13 monitors to the school will also allow Powering Potential to implement a 5-month technology training program, for secondary school graduates, which has been approved by the Karatu District Education officer.