Brother and sister sharing their Onetab for enhanced numeracy and literacy.

Interacting with children and motivating them to learn is at the core of the Children First Trust.  We were privileged to observe the Unlocking Talent Project that is concurrently run by Onebillion and VSO. 

The  project allocates tablets that are equipped with lessons in literacy and numeracy to disadvantaged children in Malawi.  The tablets offer lessons in both English and Chichewa (local Malawian language).  The self-taught technology has been instrumental in keeping children engaged at a time when schools were closed.

At a cost of $50, (shipping not included), the tablets can be bought and donated to vulnerable children, especially those with learning disabilities.  This would enable them to keep up and possibly excel in a generic classroom.

Violence against people with albinism means this little boy’s mother has to accompany him to school and back everyday, making it hard to earn a living. Most fathers abandon children with disabilities.

We took advantage of the visit and met with mothers of children with disabilities in the village.  They were given donations of groceries, masks, school supplies and a small stipend. Most of these women struggle to work for a living as their children usually require round the clock support.