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About

 
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Our Story

We Need Your Support

Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa (KBTA) is a charitable Trust based in Nairobi, Kenya. We provide access to digital Braille literacy & life skills to children and young adults with visual impairment and deaf-blindness. We serve over 3000 learners across 200 schools in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. We have been working with children and young adults with visual impairments in Africa for over a decade. We believe that children and young adults with visual impairments can only achieve real social and economic inclusion in society by gaining access to quality education. By improving literacy  among children and young adults with visual impairments, we believe we can help children and young adults to receive quality education, higher job placement rates, higher levels of integration and independent living.

 

How We Work

We Aim To Provide & Impact

Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa is achieving more with initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of children and young adults with visual impairments in Africa. We are committed to the social and economic inclusion of learners with visual impairments in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Mission

To make sure every learner with visual impairment advances in education through access to appropriate assistive technology.

Vision

To make sure children with visual impairments in Africa can fulfill their potential  through education and literacy.

Objective

To advocate and empower on behalf of children and young adults with visual impairments in Africa.

 
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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

 

Join Our Cause

KBTA Needs Orbit Readers

For over a decade, we have been supporting the countries we serve in a variety of ways including providing Braille assistive devices, spare parts, learning materials and training to maximize our impact. 80 percent of learners with visual impairments are illiterate. In Africa, most children and young adults with visual impairments come from very poor backgrounds and cannot afford to buy a Braille assistive device. We rely on the contributions of donors and partners to ensure that children and young adults with visual impairments in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda can access education to live happy, independent, productive and better lives.

 
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Tibetan Proverb

“A child without education is like a bird without wings.”

 

Our Focus

At Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa, our top priority is to achieve results, and we know that our success depends on the quality of our campaigns and partnerships. Our approach is to build strategic networks and promote programs that will help advance our work with children and young adults with visual impairments. Braille assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for individuals with visual disabilities. We provide Perkins Braillers and Orbit Readers to children and young adults with visual impairments so that they can learn to read and write in Braille. We regularly review the need for Braille assistive devices in countries that we serve to better understand their needs. We also evaluate the effectiveness and affordability of the latest Braille assistive technologies to maximize our impact. Learn more about the causes we’re passionate about and get in touch with us to see how you can get involved.

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Technology

Distributing Technology

We seek to ensure that children and youth with visual impairments have access to Braille assistive devices, quality learning materials and access to innovative technologies. This includes providing the infrastructure required to track and maintain all Braille devices in the countries we support.

Teaching

Empowering Educators

We seek to ensure that children and youth with visual impairments have access to Braille assistive devices, quality learning materials and access to innovative technologies. This includes providing the infrastructure required to track and maintain all Braille devices in the countries we support.

Training

Sustainable Support

We have programs that support the needs of children and young adults with visual impairments in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda including providing  access to Braille assistive devices, spare parts, Braille digital content, teaching, training & other programs.

 

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.