PowerUp stands for “Providing Opportunities Where Everyone Rises Up” and was formed in 2010 in response to an increasing demand for the inclusion of information and communication technology as a compulsory subject in all education curricula worldwide and for the facilitation of recruitment of teachers and provision of the necessary technology equipment to education institutions all over the world. PowerUp is a 501(c)3 organization based in Texas and led by global educational technology ambassador Liza Mucheru Wisner and set up to raise funds for projects aimed at making technology available to children all over the world.
Our mission is to ensure that all children—especially those at risk of being left behind—have the resources and the opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives.
The motivation behind PowerUp is to raise the profile of technology education to young children. It has three specific aims:
- To support and conduct non-partisan research and education, ensuring that all children—especially those at risk of being left behind—have the resources and the opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives.
- To provide informational education based activities to increase public awareness of creating technology-rich learning environments that inspire children to embrace their individual potential and engage with the fast-moving world around them.
- To develop and discover ways to connect more children with the tools that will inspire them to develop into engaged global citizens.
If you have any questions about our organization or our mission, feel free to contact us.