Albino Trust of Zimbabwe ‘techs’ care

The Albino Trust of Zimbabwe will be commemorating International Albinism Awareness Day with the official opening of a special needs resource centre on 13 June 2018 at its Borrowdale offices.

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Visual impairments of people with albinism hamper their access to information. Most information of public interest is in print and not braille. The Albino Trust of Zimbabwe realises that poor access to information impacts negatively on academic performance and employment of people with albinism.

Ending poverty through self-sustainability has been on the centre of the organisation’s goals. The Albino Trust of Zimbabwe encourages use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) that enables people with disability to read and work independently without challenges. Currently the organisation is working on exposing its beneficiaries to a computer software called JAWS in a bid to promote access to information and the internet.

The resource centre bridges lack of knowledge and skill of using computers and will also be a platform to train teachers that work with students with disabilities and other special needs.

The Albino Trust of Zimbabwe looks forward to running a project where there will be installation of at least one computer with JAWS in every school as part of inclusive education.

The guest of honour for the event will be the Minister of ICT and Cyber Security, Supa Mandiwanzira and members of the public and private sector are also invited to attend.

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