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Our Impact

Bridging the Gap: Advancing Digital Literacy for Uganda’s Visually Impaired Youth

Uganda is a landlocked country on Lake Victoria with a population of about 45 million, with an agrarian economy. 50% of the population is below the age of 15. With 41% of the population live in poverty and therefor it is considered among the poorest nations globally. There are 44 schools that accommodate learners with visual impairments. KBTA works with an international NGO, Sense International Uganda and is working to deliver its digital literacy & skills program to learners in 8 primary and 11 secondary schools where KBTA has provided 477 Orbit Readers. However, there is still a gap of 528 learners with visual impairments in just the 20 schools supported by KBTA and Sense International, that do not have access to an Orbit Reader.

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KBTA has partnered with Sense International Uganda to deliver its digital literacy & skills program 

Having achieved successful implementation of its digital literacy & skills program in half of the inclusive school in Uganda, KBTA also started to provide digital assistive devices and training to enhance learning of STEM and ICT skills in the secondary schools. KBTA has a constructive partnership with the Ministry of Education who appreciates the support provided by KBTA in partnership with Sense International and is finding ways to be supportive. However, given the gaps in access to digital, Braille assistive devices, KBTA needs support from donors and partners to continue to bridge the gap and eliminate the barriers facing learners with visual impairments access quality education from an early age. 

You Can Help

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.


Make An Impact

We greatly value your generosity and engagement with our organization. Every contribution you make enhances Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, making it an even stronger non-profit organization. If you have any questions regarding how you can support us, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to provide you with relevant information.


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.


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.

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