September 2015 Newsletter

OMPT Invited to Speak About Technology in the Developing World at CSU-CHICO International Forum

The month of September is off to an exciting start with OMPT being invited to the Chico State University International Forum to present on how the organization utilizes technology in developing countries to help alleviate poverty. Executive Director, Matt York, spoke to an audience of about 25 students and faculty. Each participant had the opportunity to hold and examine the pico projectors used by OMPT. While pico projectors are not new to OMPT, it is something many of these individuals were experiencing for the first time.

Want to help alleviate global poverty? Volunteer today.

It has been busy around the OMPT office as we prepare for back-to-back trips to Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and Liberia. We are receiving nearly one ton of equipment and require assistance in our Chico, California office to help put kits together before our departure in October.

If you are in the Northern California region and have a few hours per week or per day to spare, please contact us at

Pico projectors inside of Tablets!

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro with built-in Pico projector is an all-in-one unit that could allow OMPT partners to shoot video, edit video, and project all using one device. We are always looking for new equipment to improve our projects and our team looks forward to testing the device.

There is still time to donate. Make a gift today!

The Annie B's Drive, hosted by the North Valley Community Foundation, is in its 9th year. The drive is the largest community-wide grant program in the Northern California region. This innovative grant program encourages donations to nonprofits in Butte, Glenn, Colusa, and Tehama counties between August 1 and September 30. Approximately 250 nonprofits participate and receive an additional 7% - 15% match on top of what they raise during this two-month period. Since 2007, $8 million has been distributed to hundreds of local nonprofits through the drive, and nearly 15,000 individual donors have contributed.

This year OMPT has a goal to raise $5,000. These funds will be used to cover expenses associated with a monitoring and evaluation project. Additionally, we are looking to fund an upcoming project at the Gambella Refugee Camp in Ethiopia before the close of 2015. This is a great opportunity to watch your gift to OMPT go much farther.

For more information on how you can help support OMPT during this community drive, contact Development Director Jonathan King or simply click this link to donate.

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Did you know that when you shop on 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


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 or by calling 530.343.7868.

Give a giftfund a project or volunteer today!

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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