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Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda

by RWANDA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS(RATA)
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda
Empower visually impaired for employment in Rwanda

Summary

Provide appropriate assistive devices (low techs) to 50 visually impaired youth and train them on the use of the devices including computers in Kigali City, Rwanda because most of them are unable to access them after finishing school. The devices will help them to access information for their development and use them in their daily life.

$15,000
total goal
$8,568
remaining
49
donors
2
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

In 12 million people in Rwanda, 1/100 is visually impaired and many of them don't have a job. Youth with disabilities in Rwanda mostly visually impaired can access assistive devices while at school (special schools) but after finishing school it's not easy for them to access them. The assistive devices help them to access information for employment opportunities and use them in their daily activities.

Solution

Provide appropriate assistive devices and training for visually impaired youth out of the school . Skills on how to use a computer and internet will be part of the training too.

Long-Term Impact

In the long term, the 50 trained youth will have skills which will help them to be self-reliant. The skills acquired will also build confidence in them for their self development and this will improve their social inclusion. In addition, they will be supported to look for job.

Resources

http:/​/​www.rata.rw

Organization Information

RWANDA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS(RATA)

Location: Kigali - Rwanda
Twitter: @RwandaAccess
Project Leader:
Rene William Ngabo
Kigali, Rwanda
$6,432 raised of $15,000 goal
 
61 donations
$8,568 to go
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