October 2015 Newsletter

One Mobile Projector Per Trainer Relocates to a Collaborative Workspace in Chico, California

One Mobile Projector Per Trainer has recently made a big move into a new office in the central part of Chico, California. This move not only signifies an improvement in office space and a more desirable scene for the organization, but more importantly, the growth of the organization. With a new location, newly renovated building, and fresh paint with trim to complement the colors of the logo, OMPT is looking forward to expanding their vision and goals.

Back to West Africa. OMPT lands in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau this month, partnering with Catholic Relief Services.

OMPT Executive Director Matt York and Program Coordinator Claire Pelley have made their way to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau this month. OMPT's goal in these two countries is to train Catholic Relief Services and their extension workers on video creation, editing and dissemination around Ebola, and communicable disease prevention. This is a picture of Matt and Moussa Sene Absa, well known Senegalese film director, getting ready to hit the road to carry out educational workshops. Here is a training video produced by CRS and Caritas after completing the OMPT video education workshop.

OMPT Attended SOCAP15 to Leverage Development Efforts

During the first week of October, Development Manager Jonathan King of OMPT volunteered and participated at the Social Capital Markets Conference in San Francisco, also known as SOCAP15. From meetings to workshops, Jonathan was able to meet many people from various organizations and sectors to spread and increase the presence of OMPT. Among the list of meetings were USAID, World Vision and Catholic Relief Services. Through Jonathan's hard work, OMPT will see an increase in the organization's network of client communication.

New pico projector. How OMPT can use this technology to alleviate poverty in developing countries.

Recently hitting the video technology market is the Celluon PicoPro. This projector is only 7 ounces and small enough to fit into your pocket, making it one of the most portable projectors to date. Adding to the compactness of this projector is the ability to operate without a fan. Another interesting feature is its ability to automatically focus with MicroVision's PicoP laser technology. The projector has exceptional brightness and resolution. With the PicoPro's compact size and impressive features the Celluon PicoPro is a great device.

Thank You to Everyone Who Supported OMPT during the Annie B's Community Fundraising Drive

OMPT Honors Local Nonprofit Leader Alexa Benson-Valavanis

On September 28th, OMPT invited guests from the local Chico community to celebrate and honor a local nonprofit leader Alexa Benson-Valavanis, CEO of the North Valley Community Foundation, for her dedication and commitment to both the local and international communities. Alexa has leveraged the NVCF in a way that organizations like OMPT can now look to the community foundation for donors who have an interest in international development and humanitarian causes.

The event was hosted by OMPT volunteers Tina & David Skinner at their beautiful home in California Park. We would like to extend a warm gratitude to the Skinner's for their continued support and generosity to OMPT. We would also like to thank Roots Catering for the delicious nosh, Sierra Nevada Brewery for tasty beverages and Costco and Safeway for their in-kind donations.

Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that when you shop on Amazon.com you can also support OMPT? Bookmark this link so all eligible shopping will benefit OMPT through project AmazonSmile. 


OMPT is currently seeking volunteers in our Chico, California office or to work on virtual projects. If you are interested please email info@ompt.org


Gift giving is one way to ensure that OMPT will be able to continue to deliver projects to the world's poorest billion. To learn more about our Global Fellows Gift Giving Tiers, contact Jonathan King at jking@ompt.org or by calling 530.343.7868.

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Our Process

  1. Workshops teach volunteers to create, edit, and disseminate community driven videos.
  2. OMPT supplies portable solar powered equipment such as projectors and camcorders.
  3. Videos are shown via projectors that increase the rate at which community members adopt life changing behaviors.

Your financial support allows us to continue transforming underserved communities around the world. Make an Online Donation Here or call +1-530-343-7868 for other options.

"OMPT envisions a world where electricity, illiteracy, location, language, and materials are no longer barriers to positive social change."
- Matt York, Founder

Patrice York