Imagine that you are visually impaired, living in an impoverished area with few monetary resources, and have little access to education. How would you learn to protect yourself from HIV/AIDS?
The Temwani Children’s Foundation is supporting the HIV/AIDS Infor-Tech Africa (HAITA) project in its efforts to educate the visually impaired populations of Zambia. A Lusaka based NGO, its mission is to “provide adequate support, awareness, and bridge the gap of unequal distribution of HIV/AIDS literature…particularly the visually impaired community”.
HAITA is seeking a braille printer to produce HIV/AIDS educational literature for the visually impaired. With your help, KCF intends to purchase a printer and ship it to Zambia by October 2008. Every dollar you give will be matched (up to $3,000) thanks to a recent grant we received from the Tides Foundation.
There are many ways you can help:
- Run a race and donate the proceeds.
- Hold a yard sale
- Hold a bake sale
- Ask a local band to donate proceeds from their next concert
- Set up a donation jar at your local grocery store or eye doctor’s office
- Make a donation to TCF earmarked for the Braille Printer Project.