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We are really saddened to let you know that our founder Helen Taylor Thompson died on Sunday morning.
We are so grateful to her, and for her, for all she was and did, she lived an amazing life and we will miss her very much.

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.

We are really proud of all that was done in the name of Thare Machi Education but we’re equally excited about our future as Education Saves Lives.
We invite you to have a good look round our new website; you might find out something you didn’t know before!

2020 will see the 20th anniversary of the founding of Thare Machi Education.
In 2020, Thare Machi Education will have a new website, and a new name: “Education Saves Lives”.
By changing our name, we think it will be clearer to potential user groups, and to our supporters, what we actually do and why.

To mark the occasion, our Director Rachel Butt gave a presentation copy of the 1000th lesson to former Director, Stephen Clarke, who was instrumental in building the organisation up over many years.

Our patron, Nina Wadia, gave an impassioned talk about her 17 year involvement with our organisation and the importance of our simple lessons for safer living.

214 million women around the world want to plan their families, to decide for themselves when to have a baby and how many children to have, but do not have access to the right contraceptive information.

Did you know that 80% of smokers live in low to middle income countries? Or that smoking can trigger communicable diseases such as tuberculosis?
On World No Tobacco Day, we implore people to understand the serious danger that tobacco poses to the developing world.

“No-one likes to hear the sound of their own voice, but I had to keep telling myself that it was for a good cause and that a lot of people would benefit from it…. Everyone has been so very friendly and supportive.”

On World Malaria Day help us to share our lessons so communities can better understand how to protect themselves from malaria, and help those who are affected the best chance of recovery.

Despite the availability of a cure, TB kills 3 people every minute, Our lesson ‘TB Can Be Cured’ focuses on 3 areas which perpetuate the spread of TB

World Water Day, on the 22nd March, is an opportunity to think about our relationship with water, and how profoundly it affects all areas of our lives.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, #BalanceForBetter, links directly to the new lesson that the team at TME has been working on, entitled ‘Protecting Women and Girls’.

The 4th of February is World Cancer Day. Did you know that 70% of all deaths from cancer occur in low to middle income countries?

We are delighted to announce that as of January 21, TME has become a part of the Helen Taylor Thompson Foundation.

The realities of Human Trafficking are depicted in a new film about India where 270 women are trafficked every single day,

Thare Machi Education has been tackling human trafficking since 2008, when we launched our human trafficking lesson in South Africa.

Thare Machi Education was honoured to win the “Not-for-profit excellence” award at the 2018 Leamington Business Awards.

Our Hausa DVD lesson on Cholera was translated and recorded in 5 days and sent to Nigeria before the cholera outbreak claimed any more lives.

Our new work in Afghanistan is progressing quickly, with 13 lessons already translated into Pashto.

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