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Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa

"Unlocking Literacy for Life"

 
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Welcome

Help KBTA Raise Funds

At Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa, we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency to raise public awareness about the most pressing issues facing children and young adults with visual impairments in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Please support our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others so that they can live better lives with opportunities to advance their education.

 

Join Our Cause

Help KBTA Accomplish More

Children and young adults with visual impairments in Africa need to overcome significant challenges to learn how to read and write. Recent innovations in Braille assistive technologies make it easier for them to learn alongside their sighted peers in schools, colleges, university, other institutions. In Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, ninety percent of learners with visual impairments cannot afford a digital Braille assistive device. We serve over 3000 learners with visual impairments across 200 schools in Africa. Our objective is to ensure that every child and young adult with a visual impairment has a digital Braille assistive device to access education.

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Be A Hero

We still need 1000 Orbit Readers for children and young adults with visual impairments who are poor and cannot afford this device

The Orbit Reader 20 is a digital Braille assistive device that children and young adults with visual impairments need to learn in schools, colleges, universities, other institutions. KBTA has donated 2,200 Orbit Readers in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Malawi. We have also trained over 250 teachers and technicians who serve learners with visual impairments. This is all part of an end-to-end program to maximize our impact. Every contribution counts and can help KBTA accomplish more.

 

We Advocate For Children & Young Adults With Visual Impairments

 
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The Orbit Reader 20

Promote The Education Of Africa's Children

KBTA needs your support to provide Orbit Readers to children and young adults with visual impairments in Africa. The Orbit Reader revolutionizes the way learners with visual impairments access education. Your contribution can help "Unlock literacy" for a learner with visual impairments.

 

Inclusion

The Orbit Reader provides opportunities for children and young adults with visual impairments to achieve social and economic inclusion in society.

Education

Children and young adults with visual impairments have higher chances to live a life of quality with dignity and job opportunities.

Innovation

The Orbit Reader 20 levels the playing field for children and young adult with visual impairments making it easy for them to learn alongside their sighted peers in schools, colleges, universities, other institutions.

Employment

The taking up of 5% opportunities for people with disabilities can only be achieved with proper post education integration & skills acquisition to gain access to employment. 

 
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We Are Passionate About What We Do

Braille Assistive Technologies Provide A Foundation For Children & Young Adults With Visual Impairments To Access Education

We have served learners with visual impairments in Africa for over a decade. We know the number of Braille assistive devices that are needed in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda  to ensure that each child and young adult can access education.  KBTA has donated 2000 Orbit Reader and still urgently needs 1000 Orbit readers.

 
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Global Impact

KBTA Works Directly Towards Achieving SDGs

Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa is committed to working with partners towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development. In particular, KBTA works to:

  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

  • Reduce inequality within and among countries.

 
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Milestones

We Need To Bridge The Gap

Your contribution can help KBTA bridge the gap in education for children and young adults with visual impairments in Africa. Without your support, learners with visual impairments are unable to access education. Our objective is to leverage on innovative Braille assistive technologies to ensure that each child and young adult with visual impairments in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda can learn in schools, colleges, universities, other institutions. Without access to education, learners with visual impairments are unable to become independent and live better lives.

 

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Devices Donated

KBTA has donated 2000 Orbit Readers to schools and colleges in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Malawi. Our goal is to distribute 3000 Orbit readers to ensure that every learner with visual impairments in school and college has an Orbit Reader 20. 


50%

Training Organized

KBTA has trained 500 teachers & technicians on the use, repair and maintenance of the Orbit Reader 20. Our goal is to train 1000 teachers and technicians. KBTA also provides digital Braille versions of school and college coarse work.

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Repairs Completed

KBTA has repaired 160 Orbit readers  in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Malawi. 90 percent of repairs are due to mishandling of the digital Braille assistive devices by learners with visual impairments in schools and colleges.

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Institutions Served

KBTA serves 170 learning institutions including schools, university, teacher training colleges and TVET institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Malawi. Our goal is to serve 300 learning institutions in the countries where we work.

 
 

You Can Help

Take Action Now

Your support is important to our work at Kilimanjaro Blind Trust. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. We invite you to get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good for learners with visual impairments in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Partner with Us

Have An Impact

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Kilimanjaro Blind Trust an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Volunteer

Help Us Soar

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Kilimanjaro Blind Trust. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

Make A Donation

Show Your Support

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.