Process

OUR METHOD IS SIMPLE: GATHER, DISTRIBUTE, AND EDUCATE

GATHER

GATHER

Through technology drives and fundraisers, we actively reach out and acquire donated equipment, including iPhones, iPads, cameras, and computers.  To see how you can help, check out our upcoming events here.

DISTRIBUTE

DISTRIBUTE

We inspect and refurbish all equipment.  This includes erasing all applications and personal information from the devices.  We then install Alternative and Augmentative Communication apps and distribute these devices to schools and learners who can benefit.

EDUCATE

EDUCATE

Teachers need to teach.  Once we distribute the donated and refurbished tools to the teachers, we show them how to use the tools in the classroom.  This is initially on-site, but we also establish remote communications to facilitate perpetual success.

ABOUT US

We provide teachers and students with the tools and supports to make education accessible to all

Our Team

Our all-volunteer team is made up of speech therapists, special education teachers, and technology specialists that donate their time to carry out the mission of Nika – spreading the power of technology in the world of special education around the globe. As we donate our time and expertise, we ensure that all funds go directly to the project itself, and not to administrative costs.

Our Mission

The Nika Project believes in the value of education for all students of any ability regardless of resources or previous experience.  We collect and refurbish donated equipment to repurpose for educational and communication purposes worldwide.  With a focus on continued sustainability, the team trains all staff to be independent with the operational function, educational uses, and maintenance of all donated equipment.

nika: /ni*ke/ verb; Zulu for “to give, to supply”

SCHOOLS

STUDENTS

DONORS

FUNDS

Projects

Keep checking back as our branches extend to new countries

Australia

Australia

In July, Nika is proud to be asked to present at the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, held in Brisbane Australia. We will be sharing our project and collaborating ideas with teachers, therapists and learners from all over the world. Following this conference, we will be revisiting schools for

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Malaysia

Malaysia

We have developed a partnership-collaboration with the National University of Malaysia.  This is the first University training program in the country of Malaysia that is in desperate need of more speech and communication therapists in every school.  We will be training Speech Therapists to work in three schools with students

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Nigeria

Nigeria

  Our project in Nigeria was beyond all of our expectations as we were able to capture the attention of the wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari and her foundation, Future Assured, to advance education throughout the entire country of Nigeria.  Starting as a pilot project in Abuja, Nika worked directly with over

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South Africa

South Africa

Also in 2013, Dan traveled to a small rural school in Eastern South Africa called Khulani.  This school housed over 300 special needs students from mild to severe disabilities. Most of the students were residential and lived at the school due to how far they lived from the school and the lack of transportation or […]

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MAP

WATCH OUR PROGRESS HERE AS WE EXPAND ACROSS THE GLOBE

Where We've Been. Where We're Heading

In the summer of 2013, a couple of special educators made a journey to KwaZulu-Natal, a rural area of South Africa with one goal in mind: to bring some modern technology tools and strategies to see how this might change the face of education for special needs children. The trip was a huge success from overwhelming stateside support from generous donations and tech drives to implementation in the classroom across the globe! This initial experience taught us how needed and possible this project is!



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