Thika School Choir

A day at KBT-sponsored Thika Primary School

By Kim Polman, KBT Treasurer & Director “Disability is not Inability” is what greets everyone on the front gate. I visited the Thika Primary Board school in Nairobi for blind and visually impaired students ages 13 and below. Ages are never very fixed markers in Africa, because when a child starts school really depends on when Read more about A day at KBT-sponsored Thika Primary School[…]

Braille Proposed Post 2015 Development Goals by the UN

Launch of Interactive and Universally Accessible versions of the High Level Panel Report around the UN General Assembly (Sep 2013) The report of the High Level Panel on the post-2015 agenda was presented to the UN Secretary General in May 2013 and has informed debates on the new global development agenda across the globe. Five new versions of the Read more about Braille Proposed Post 2015 Development Goals by the UN[…]

A visit to the Kilimani Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya

October 2013 Lady Kenyatta, wife of the current President, visited the Kilimani Primary School with Kim and Paul Polman to learn about how the school embraces blind and visually imaired students, and how they teach Braille literacy. At Kilimani students learn to read braille through a series of activities.  The school has about 45 blind Read more about A visit to the Kilimani Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya[…]

Friends recount recent Kilimanjaro climb to raise awareness of KBT

  Holding up the flag is Shaegan and friends (Kasmir, Satch , Aruna) Climbing mount Kilimanjaro was a big undertaking and one of the most challenging things I have done. This was a very personal journey for me, but when I heard about the KBT through Unilever and the work that Paul Polman was doing Read more about Friends recount recent Kilimanjaro climb to raise awareness of KBT[…]

Susan handing KBT grant to Juma and Alex

KBT receives Unilever grant to expand programming

Unilever East Africa announced a corporate gift to the KBT to help build it’s activities in East Africa. The pledge of Ks2,679,600 (approx $31,000) will help the KBT further its critical activities to help spread literacy among blind and visually impaired students in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The KBT is extremely grateful for the support Read more about KBT receives Unilever grant to expand programming[…]