Adaptive Technology for Blind Teacher in Albania

A microproject by Nehemiah Gateway USA Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Mimoza Pepa has been teaching English at the Amaro Tan School since 2014. She is blind, and relies heavily on an outdated and unreliable adaptive computer to plan lessons, read, and communicate. In August, a friend of Nehemiah Gateway offered to contribute half of the cost of a new computer for Moza that will reliably meet her needs for several years. This microproject will pay for the other half.

$725.15
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
12
months

Challenge

The Amaro Tan School is a safe place for children on the fringes of Albanian society, and a place where they learn skills they will need to live successfully as adults. Moza teaches English, which will help students to find good work as adults. She is blind, and relies on an adaptive laptop to plan lessons, research, read, and communicate. The computer she has used for years is outdated and unreliable. A new computer will help her to continue being the best teacher she can be for her students.

Solution

This microproject will purchase Moza a new, adaptive laptop, so that she is able to continue teaching English to her students. This powerful, modern communication tool will allow her to plan lessons and remain current in her field. And Moza will remain a model of resilience and strength for children who, like her, have had to contend with adversity all their lives.

Long-Term Impact

The children at Amaro Tan know what it means to be born into hardship. Through education, they attain a dignified, self-sufficient existence for themselves and their communities. Moza has already done this for herself and her own family. In a country where people with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed as the general population, she has found work she loves. All 140 students at the Amaro Tan School every year learn and are inspired not only by her lessons, but her example.

Resources

http:/​/​www.nehemiah-gateway.us/​
Video of Moza teaching
Nehemiah Gateway USA website
Nehemiah Gateway-- 25 Years of Sustainable Aid

Organization Information

Nehemiah Gateway USA

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ng-usa.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Sarah Pita
Boulder, CO United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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