Education Saves Lives - Formerly Thare Machi Education

Covid 19 (Corona Virus) Online Lesson

An online lesson based on the latest advice from the World Health Organisation as of March 2020.
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Providing simple lessons for safer living in local languages
  • What We Do

    What We Do

    We create simple, interactive lessons about health and other topics to help people live more safely.
  • Who We Work with

    Who We Work with

    We collaborate with health authorities, community groups, street children’s societies, health clinics, faith groups, schools and individuals.
  • Our Impact

    Our Impact

    Between 2012 and 2019 we sent over 150,000 DVD lessons to 86 Countries. We have over 1500 registered users in 116 countries who have watched our lessons online.
  • Our Story

    Our Story

    Helen Taylor Thompson founded the organisation in 2000 as a response to the growing numbers of people being diagnosed with HIV, to inform people - in local languages - about disease prevention.
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"These DVDs change the behaviours of local people of DR Congo.
People from various villages meet and it becomes an opportunity to know and learn from one another."
COFAPRI, eastern DR Congo.
Using Our Lessons
  •  Our Lessons

    Our Lessons

    Our interactive lessons include a combination of information and questions, illustrated using relevant still or moving images.
  • Order DVDS

    Order DVDS

    Our DVDs are free and we have over 33 lessons available in up to 65 languages.
  • Watch Online

    Watch Online

    For regions with stable internet access, our lessons are available to watch online.
  • Give Feedback

    Give Feedback

    Tell us how you have used the lessons, and what impact they had on your community.
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So far, 12,300 Rwandan healthcare workers have received training from our DVDs.
Between 2014-2017, 1.2 million Rwandans viewed our DVDs.
That's one tenth of the Rwandan population!
Get Involved
  • Translate a Lesson

    Translate a Lesson

    Help us make more life-saving information available by translating a script from English to your mother-tongue.
  • Join Our Network

    Join Our Network

    Help distribute our DVDs. We can send the DVDs to wherever they are needed, subject to local postal services.
  • Help Fundraise

    Help Fundraise

    In 2019 a fundraising fashion show raised £2,208 to support our work in Nigeria
  • Make a Donation

    Make a Donation

    Each life-saving DVD costs us about £3.50 to produce, and each one could be seen by hundreds of people.
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"We just renovated our school toilets for our children to improve general health and wellbeing.
The DVD on Basic Hygiene really came in handy."
Simbo Oke Hojhurhoye, Kenya.
Latest News
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Hygiene is key to preventing the spread of disease.
Our simple, interactive, audio-visual Basic Hygiene DVD lessons are available in 45 languages and we provide them for free (as with all our DVDs).
For those with stable internet access, our lessons can also be viewed online.
ACDK is a young organisation in DR Congo. Led by Jackson Byenda Kahalalo, they are teaching villagers to plant trees because the forests were desolated by the DRC militia...
Featured User Groups
In collaboration with One Light Rwanda, our lessons were seen by more than one million people in 25 disctricts of Rwanda, from January 2014 to Dec 2017, with encouraging feedback: “We knew that feed breasting is good but we ignored it as we wanted to have breasts of small size to stay young, we ...
The Goodwill Social Work Centre in Madurai has been using our lessons for several years. Between 2015 and 2017 they carried out an extensive project to distribute the DVDs as widely as possible. The programme included the promotion of healthy living, using the DVD lessons for village women...

Saving Lives in DR Congo

COFAPRI co-founder Mugisho outlines how our DVDs are used to educate communities on HIV, malaria, basic hygiene and non-communicable diseases.
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