|Students who are blind in East Africa walk to school carrying a Perkins Brailler®.|
The Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, Inc. (KBT) funds projects administered by Perkins with the goal that each child who is blind in school in East Africa has his or her own braille machine, so they can be literate, and thus educated, and thus lead productive and fulfilling lives. KBT was founded by a group of friends who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in September 2005, led by Erik Weihenmayer, the renowned mountain climber who is blind. During that climb, five blind climbers reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro simultaneously, setting a new record.
This partnership reaches thousands of children through:
- Teaching braille literacy
- Distributing new Perkins Braillers, the pencil and paper for people who are blind
- Training teachers to work with students who are blind
- Offering Brailler Repair Workshops and spare parts to repair Perkins Braillers
Together, the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, Inc. and Perkins are creating a new day for children who are blind in East Africa.
Donations to the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust will help Perkins make a difference in the lives of children in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
You can send checks by mail, send money via wire transfer, or donate online. Your gift will truly make a direct impact on hundreds of children who are blind in East Africa.
Send checks by mail to:
Kilimanjaro Blind Trust C/O Perkins
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472 USA
For International wire transfers, please use the following information:
Bank of America Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Account Title: Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, Inc.
Account Number: 004602279031(IBAN)
For domestic wire transfers, please use the following information:
ABA number is 026009593 and for an ACH the ABA is 011000138
You can also learn more about the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust on their website, www.kilimanjaro-blindtrust.org.