Today marks the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust’s fourth anniversary, formed when a group of blind climbers summited Mt Kilimanjaro in a team led by Erik Weihenmayer. Read all about the team’s assent here.
– 80-87 percent of individuals who are blind are in developing countries.– 80-85 percent of blindness is preventable, though the number of blind caused by infections diseases is decreasing. In the developing world, cataracts are the largest cause amongst adults and hygiene of pregnant mother is the largest cause amongst new-born– 90-95 percent do not[…]
The Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, with its partners, has been setting up an integrated approach of providing new Braille machines to institutions where there are not enough for each blind student to have his or her own machine. The Trust has also run training programs to prepare more repair people so that a machine can be[…]