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

Malaysia

Malaysia

The two weeks in Kuala Lumpur was an amazing project that is continuing to be sustained by the National University of Malaysia’s Speech and Language Pathology department.  

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Bali

Bali

Our trip to Bali was a sweet success.  We were able to provide a training to three schools, Sjaki-Tari-Us in Ubud and Singaraja, and Widya Guna. The eager teachers came in on a Saturday to be trained in specialized apps that focus on communication and curriculum development using mobile technology.

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Australia

Australia

Celia and Kati attended the International Society for Augmentative Alternative Communication Bi-annual Conference in Gold Coast, Australia.  They had a wonderful time presenting on Nika, learning new technologies, and networking with people from around the world!

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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.

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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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