We’re very excited to team up with Eone, who have created a special edition Bradley timepiece that has a direct social impact, delivered especially by the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust. Each purchase of the Bradley × KBT timepiece will help us serve an additional blind child in East Africa to read, write, and learn by either repairing a Brailler device or[…]
Koichiro Kobayashi, a blind Japanese Paraclimber has won yet another gold in rock climbing. Kobayashi was one of the blind climbers who scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2005 when Kilimanjaro Blind Trust was founded. Congratulations to Koba, and enjoy the video of his climb!
KBTA just kicked off its Africa Campaign with another highly successful annual launch event on Friday, June 24th, which has already made the Nairobi News headlines thanks to the participation of comedian Churchill and pop band Sauti Sol. Here’s the full article: Churchill, Sauti Sol join campaign in aid of visually impaired students – Nairobi News Comedian Churchill and[…]
They say that kindness is a language that the blind can see. Our mission at the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa is to speak, and teach, this language to those that need it the most – the visually impaired. But we can’t do it alone. The Perkins Brailler is a typewriter for the blind, and in[…]
A huge thanks to Erik Weihenmayer for the recent post on his blog about the KBT! When a group of friends and I joined together to form Kilimanjaro Blind Trust in 2005, we hoped to increase access to basic equipment that would allow blind and visually impaired children in East Africa to live a more[…]
How terror-bombing survivor is turning wheels of fate. Watch the full interview with Douglas below: Source: The Scoop Episode 72 Douglas Sidialo | Africa24 Media There are different ways to react to a devastating setback. Some people crumble in the face of adversity and withdraw into their own world to deal with their loss.[…]
Kilimanjaro Blind Trust has hit and surpassed the 11,000 Brailler repair marking since its inception in 2005. We’re very proud to report that a total of 11,207 repairs were reported in Kenya Uganda and Tanzania as at the close of the second quarter 2015. This means that Braillers which would have been otherwise broken and[…]
Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa (KBTA) Trains Technicians on Mobile Short Code Reporting Process KENYA: Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa conducted 2 days training for 30 school-based Braille Repair Technicians on the use of its new Mobile Short Code reporting platform. The process entails use of an ordinary mobile phone. Technicians access the platform for free through their[…]