Home > Progetti > TECH4SEE. Digital technology applied to the scholastic education of the blind in Beira, Mozambique

Funding: Italy Waldensian Church
Place: Beira, Mozambique
Duration: 2017 – 2018 – 2019
ISF role: coordinator

At the center of the project proposal is the will to give autonomy, greater accessibility to school lessons and, consequently, greater labor and social integration opportunities for the young guests of the “Center for the Blind” I.D.V. Beira, in Mozambique, which houses children, young people and blind adults for qa total of 107 people. Thanks to the commitment of one of our volunteers, between 2015 and 2016, a computer room and a Virtual Library were created. There the students were able to learn how to use information technology to create a future. The project, funded by Italy’s Waldensian Church, has allowed the continuation of the activity carried out to date in Beira, giving work to a local teacher for computer science lessons and as tutor at the Virtual Library. Furthermore, the guys had 20 new PCs and 35 mp3s to be able to study more easily.

During the year 2019 the project will allow the Institute to obtain new audiobooks for the virtual library, while the local teacher continues the training of the children.

For two of them there will also be scholarships to attend university and notebooks to study.

During the year 2019 a monitoring mission will allow to understand the progress of the project and lay the foundations to study the future of the work with the I.D.V.