Giving deaf and visually impaired children in Tanzania a future

Close the Gap helped establishing 2 schools for deaf and visually impaired children in Tanzania

Close the Gap is an international non-profit organisation aiming to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European companies to educational, medical and social projects in developing and emerging countries.

For 10 years, Close the Gap has been working to enrich the lives of deaf and visually impaired children in Tanzania. The MSANDAKA and the MWERENI projects are just 2 fine examples of its efforts. With the help of your donations, Close the Gap was able to establish 2 schools with a primary and secondary level educational programme: MSANDAKA school for the deaf and MWERENI school for the visually impaired children.

In both projects, Close the Gap has been working together with KLM. The airline provided pre-owned hardware such as computers and tablets.

At the MSANDAKA school, children have access to computers with special voice recognition software that allows them to engage in discussions in the classroom. Once the children have completed their primary education, the intention is to offer them training for the professions of tailors, carpenters, cooks, farmers or IT technicians. MWERENI primary and secondary school provides education to more than 900 youngsters. By using braille, they can write texts that can be printed on a braille printer. With the help of special software, it is even possible to search the Internet.

The children benefitting from this educational opportunity have an amazing energy and passion to make the most of their education and go the extra mile to establish an actively involved life after graduation. With your donation, Close the Gap has been able to provide that opportunity to them. Thank you so much for your help!
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