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 all donated equipment and refurbish anything we can to maximize the potential of each keyboard, mouse, and monitor.  Everything can benefit someone.  We play matchmaker.

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 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.

SCHOOLS

STUDENTS

DONORS

FUNDS

Projects

Keep checking back as our branches extend to new countries

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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Brazil

Brazil

ISAAC is the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, of which Dan is a member. In 2015, Dan was asked to be the keynote speaker at the National ISAAC conference for the country of Brazil.  This was following a presentation in Portugal where the organizers of this large event were inspired by the na

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Indonesia

Indonesia

In 2016, we gained contacts in Bali, Indonesia and set the stage for a future visit.  In 2017, Cindy will be visiting the school to gather more information, so we can make a visit sometime in 2018.

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Dubai

Dubai

Dan Phillips spoke in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates at a conference discussing Nika’s progress and establishing future contacts

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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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