December 31, 2011


We focus on making a lasting impact, and every investment we make today bears the future in mind. To ensure the highest level of effectiveness, we’ve designed a full set of services that cover the highest areas of need in serving East Africa’s blind children: access to Braille machines and related supplies, a repair ecosystem, teacher training, and continuing education grants.

To date, we have already made great progress towards our goals of ensuring that every child can have access to a Braille machine and quality education in Africa. Here are some of our accomplishments to-date across our operating regions:

  • 25,000 Braille machines repaired
  • 950 new Braillers purchased and put into operation
  • 190 technicians trained across East Africa
  • 70 tonnes of Braille paper supplied

For more information about the KBT, watch this touching 2013 documentary about our activities and impact: