QuestBotics is an education and technology company to teach robotics around the globe, founded by Linz Craig, a longtime partner of Oysters & Pearls.

Freedom Scientific

Freedom-scientific-Logo Freedom Scientific is the company which licenses JAWS® (Job Access With Speech), a screen reading program for Visually Impaired and Blind computer users. Our partnership has enabled Oysters & Pearls – Uganda to train students and members of the Community throughout Uganda. All our teachers are JAWS®-Certified. We are working with all stakeholders to arrange a country license for Ugandan schools and Universities.


Seeds of Promise

Craig Faris is a friend who developed products to support the blind and visually-impaired. Being blind himself, he is aware of good design. He is bravely endeavoring to establish from the ground up a Primary School in Uganda for blind and visually-impaired students. You’ll see in his photographs some of the same people that we work with. They have already located and purchased land for the project.


U-TOUCH Digital Centers provide IT training as well as related job, health and life skills. The results are dramatic – creating opportunities that increase incomes and support improved family nutrition, children’s education, health care and more.

The Braille Superstore

Based in Canada, they developed and license Talking Typing Teacher which is how our students become familiar with the keyboard.  Good keyboarding schools are essential to navigating the computer for blind and visually-impaired students.

Tactile Vision Inc

Designed custom Uganda Maps in Braille inclusive of 8 maps: the World, Africa, Uganda (Cities, Rivers, Country Borders, and Parks) and priced them especially for High Schools in Uganda.  Also, custom designed tactile stickers of the grey crown crested crane. Based in Canada.

Nyaka Aids Orphans Project

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.  We are supporting technology integration for the teachers and students.

Fundi Bots

Fundi Bots was founded in the belief that Africa needs a local and social approach to its technical problems. We want to focus on the promotion, exposure, experimentation and technological growth in the fields of electronics and robotics.

Café Scientifique

For the promotion of all science topics; works in partnership with FundiBots in Uganda.

Safari Club International Foundation

Supports safari experiences for the blind and visually impaired and loans sturdy canvas bags for delivery of humanitarian missions.  Promotes conservation of wildlife and is active in Tanzania.  We have carried the blue bags on at least missions to Uganda.  We have received hundreds of blue braille bracelets which read “sensory safari.”

Gulu Go

Equality for all includes the girls from northern Uganda who are interested in playing basketball.  We are partnering for the promotion of building of courts and teaching coaches within High Schools.

Hope for an Unreached World

H.O.P.E. (helping others prosper through education) for an Unreached World is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase sustainability throughout the world.

Arlington Academy

AAH Mission is to help children in rural Uganda reach their full potential.

Backyard Brains

Dedicated to exposing High School and College students to neuroscience by making it hands on and fun, they have devised very affortable kits to track and view neural activity of a cockroach leg or a person’s movement.

Solar Sister

Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. They combine the breakthrough potential of solar technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.

Hesed International

Founded by Michael and Florence Kyomya in 1995, Hesed International’s objective is to help realize Psalm 23:6 in the lives of the people it serves through Christian ministry. “Surely goodness and loving kindness (Hesed) will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Church leadership training and microenterprise support for women are among Hesed International’s programs in Uganda.


Aphropolitan is an online boutique founded by Beverly Lwenya, that desires to tell an African Design Story. It began as a blog in 2007 called The Aphropolitan Network, which highlighted stories and images of the African Diaspora. Aphropolitan is now a growing global brand specializing in handmade and designer accessories such as jewelry, bags and shoes. They donated several Kenyan novels that were difficult to find to the Gulu High School Blind Annex Library and Technology Center and are involved in many activities to lift up the less fortunate