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Serving Learners with Visual Impairment for 10 years

Updated: Apr 16

Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa celebrates 10 years of educational services for blind and visually impaired learners in East & Southern Africa. We work to ensure that every child has access to a functional Braille machine and quality Braille paper, among other equipment and learning materials.


Thereof, our efforts over the last 10 years were marked by an event in Nairobi on Friday, November 23, 2018. During this event, we launched the Orbit Reader 20. The project was supported by Google and a nationwide White Cane campaign in partnership with Safaricom Limited. There was a panel discussion on the impact of technology in education and employment of persons with visual impairment.

We have had generous donation and support from the following corporate organizations and individual philanthropists: Safaricom Foundation; Unilever East Africa; Standard Chartered Bank; TATA Africa Holdings; Safepak; Total Kenya Limited; Mosound Events; Sumaria Industries Limited; Laugh Industry Limited; Apex Porter Noveli; Sauti Sol Entertainment; Allpack Industries Limited; Free the Children; Leena Nair; Justin Apsey; Anne Eriksson; Orvando Ferreira; Stella Atela; Salome Nderitu; Betty Maina; Grace Oluoch; Joyce Wanjiru Githiga; Arijit Mukherjee; Joseph Sunday; Salome Nderitu; Ruth Mwangangi; C.D. Glin; Myriam Assa Sidibe.


We monitor the Braille machines in schools for the maintenance and progress of users. The machines are assigned to specific learners recorded in our database by name and serial numbers.

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