Children and young adults with visual impairments face significant challenges to learn how to read & write without Braille assistive devices. A huge thank you in advance for your support in helping us bring literacy to Africa’s forgotten children. Our mission is not only to ensure that every child and young adult with visual impairments has access to Braille technology – their equivalent of pen and paper – but also to provide the support they require to receive a quality education. Young adults with visual impairments who receive a quality education and graduate have better opportunities to find employment and achieve higher levels of social and economic inclusion. Your generosity will be a critical step towards helping us continue our journey to ensure that more of Africa’s forgotten children achieve their full potential and independence.
Leveraging New Tech
Digital Assistive Devices
Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa works with US innovators in Braille technologies to provide the Orbit Reader 20 to children and young adults with visual impairments in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. KBTA has delivered the Orbit Reader 20 to 2200 children and young adults in 200 schools.
Help KBTA Maximize Impact
KBTAs programs are designed to:
Increase access to quality education and digital skills for 3000 learners with visual impairment by 2022.
Ensure transition to higher education for youth with visual impairment by providing career choices and training.
Provide access to inclusive training opportunities for employment and inclusive workplaces for youth with visual impairments.
Develop and manage effective partnerships to maximize impact.
Collaborate with others to advocate for children and young adults with visual impairments in Africa.
How We Work
We have designed a full set of programs to support the education needs of children and young adults with visual impairments in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. We need your support to make a lasting impact in the life of a child with visual impairments.
Education For Every Child
Ensuring that every learner with visual impairments in Kenya,Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi have access to Digital Braille devices, quality learning materials and access to innovative assistive technologies. Our goal is to ensure that all learner with visual impairments have access to a Digital Braille device.
Repair & Maintenance
Our focus is to facilitate education through digital literacy for learners with visual impairments. We build school based Digital Braille repair ecosystems in countries where we work and provide spare parts for Digital Braille Assistive Devices. We train technicians on the repair and maintenance of these Assistive Devices.
AT Live Labs
We help Assistive Technology Innovators to test design iterations in a safe environment and to collect real-time feedback from experts and end users. We focus on prosthetics, accessibility and digital tools to provide assistive technology innovators with invaluable experience to accelerate product and service development for the market.
We work with key stakeholders to address stigma, ignorance, and lack of resources for learners with visual impairments through awareness-raising programs. We support programs that enable job seekers with visual impairments to access employability programs including graduate internships, practical career training & job opportunities.
We collect, analyse and share knowledge on inclusion that goes beyond products and services to the real-life experiences by end users. We work with partners in different sectors to bring together vast knowledge, experience and expertise in developing relevant and sustainable assistive technologies globally.
Teachers & Technicians
We train teachers and technicians on the use and maintenance of Digital Braille Assistive Devices including loading, Digital Braille school curriculum books and other learning materials. We have trained over 500 teachers and technicians in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Malawi. Our goals is to train a 1000 teachers and technicians.
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.
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.
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.