Used iPads Needed in Nepal
Do you have a used iPad that you could donate, to be put to good use by kids with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, or developmental disabilities in Nepal?
I and my non-profit organization (TRIFC.org) have a goal of finding 20 used iPads for use by children with disabilities at SERC School in Kathmandu, Nepal (Special Educational Rehabilitation Center). We currently have 6 donated iPads in use at the school. These iPads are incredibly useful when combined with a specialized app like Proloquo2Go, which is a picture-based app that helps non-verbal children communicate and express themselves. This app helps non‑verbal kids communicate through a vast selection of picture-oriented buttons and alphabet buttons. You can see it being used on our TRIFC YouTube channel.
We have been piloting this project at SERC for the past 6 months, and it is truly amazing to see how well the iPads have worked. It’s so wonderful to see the students use both the picture buttons to form sentences and the alphabet buttons to make words. Some of the children who have NEVER spoken before are selecting picture words and trying to copy the spoken word, trying to speak for the first time! Other non‑verbal children are putting words together into meaningful sentences, and many children are finding it useful to help them with their ABC’s and learning math.
If you have an old iPad hanging around your house please consider sending it on a wonderful journey to work in Nepal and help non-verbal children have a “voice.”