March 2016 Newsletter

Ending Ebola

OMPT is at it again — the organization has partnered with Concern Universal inGuinea. Concern Universal is an international development organization which tackles poverty from the grassroots. Concern Universal, in consortium with Action Against Hunger, has received funding from USAID/OFDA to implement the End Ebola through Community Based Surveillance and Behavior Change program in Guinea. OMPT staff boarded a flight Saturday, January 30 and headed to the former epicenter of the Ebola crisis. Delivering 68 projector kits and 16 camera kits, OMPT is excited to train Concern Universal staff on video shooting, editing, and dissemination.

New Faces Around the Office

OMPT welcomes Kristin Henderson as the newest staff member, and Mercy Grimes as a volunteer intern. Both of the new additions bring valuable experiences to OMPT. Kristin recently completed her MA in international relations. Her thesis explored the rehabilitation of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Uganda. Mercy brings her knowledge of grants research. Help us welcome these wonderful additions to the organization.

Become a Global Leader Today!!!

The Global Fellows Leadership program was established by OMPT as a long-term investment in our global community. Gifts support growth of the organization's endowment, supporting special projects and subsidizing costs unachievable by partnering NGO’s. A Global Fellow is someone who has shown significant financial support to the advancement of OMPT’s mission of helping “to educate the world’s poorest billion people with low-cost video technology.”

To learn more about the Global Leader program or to become a Global Leader, contact Claire Pelley at cpelley@ompt.org or 530.343.7868

Looking to get Involved?

OMPT is currently in need of volunteer translators and video editors to add English captions to some of our videos and translate some of our surveys. The videos and surveys are from our projects in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Guatemala. Please email us if you are interested at khenderson@ompt.org.

Help OMPT - Your Donation Has an Impact

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 under-served 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