Special thanks to Upgraded Living for publishing a wonderful magazine spread on OMPT. Titled “Giving Voices to Those Who Count”, the article highlights the Chico-based nonprofit and their international influence. The organization’s goals, history, and members are discussed as well as future projects that OMPT is currently working towards. By encouraging people to adopt new and positive behaviors through video technology, OMPT is working toward developmental change in the poorest nations on the globe.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Corel, a software company focused on the innovation of products including everything from graphics and video to office software. With their donation of the video editing software Pinnacle, we will now be able to disseminate these resources into communities where the need for video education is needed. This donation not only provides beneficiaries with the tools they need to continue to make video long after the OMPT team is gone but also gives our team the ability to travel further and facilitate even more training programs.
The Consumer Technology Association published an article on the work that OMPT has done by providing technological resources to the globe’s poorest and least developed nations. The article gives a brief history of OMPT, its method, and goes into detail on how technology is advancing development and opening up communication through technology. OMPT creates the opportunity to improve learning and disseminate information more efficiently, which is a step in the right direction when battling global issues such as poor healthcare. Locally produced content that is in a native language and stars local people in the informational videos is part of what makes this process successful. Simple production and easy distribution is what OMPT teaches with easy to use technology that provides a platform for crucial information to easily be shared to help further global development.
One Mobile Projector per Trainer (OMPT), a non-profit that revolutionizes how information is delivered to remote populations through tech-based solutions, is pleased to announce that it has selected the Canon Vixia HF R700 as its new dedicated camera model. OMPT trains organizations in the 50 poorest countries in the world to use video for poverty alleviation. Videos on topics such as disease prevention and agricultural training are shown to communities on battery-powered video projectors that can be taken to the most remote regions of the planet.
We want to share with you some industry-related news from our friend Matt York, founder of the non-profit OMPT (One Mobile Projector Per Trainer). OMPT was recently selected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Ebola. What’s your reaction to that word? Do you shudder a bit? Recoil in fear? Envision the epidemic in West Africa? Think about the Americans who’ve been infected, including the two who died? Worry about it spreading to the North State?
The Idea: Video and projectors are commonplace in the educational landscape of the developed world. However, barriers in cost, equipment size, and access to electricity have left these tools underutilized in mEducation environments in developing and low-resource environments. Recent, disruptive innovations in LED light engines and battery power allow organizations to use SD-cards and mini projectors to take their message to more areas and reach more people, while maintaining control over the end message. Since 2010, One Media Player Per Teacher(OMPT) has trained the staff of organizations to locally produce simple videos for improved learning outcomes, behavior change and sharing knowledge. OMPT found that organizations can be quickly taught to harness the advent of locally produced video and cordless projectors in as little as four days, just as organizations learned to embrace mobile phones, computers, and the internet. With improvements in solar technology, having projectors permanently dedicated to low-resource areas and classrooms is a viable option.