The Kilimanjaro Blind Trust aims to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired children in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, and Ethiopia through projects aimed at improving their literacy. By improving literacy, more blind and visually impaired children will eventually achieve higher job placement rates, and higher literacy will improve their ability to integrate and increase their independence.
Our primary goals
- Ensure that every child in East Africa has access to a Perkins Braille machine and quality teaching materials
- Build and run the infrastructure required to track and maintain all Perkins Braille machines in East Africa
- Increase access to affordable quality Braille paper, Brailler spare parts, and other necessary supplies
- Advocate on behalf of blind and visually impaired students from primary through university