Help us to provide simple lessons for safer living
There are many ways you can get involved with our work…
Would you be able to help in the global effort against the new Coronavirus, from the safety of your own home?
If you have time to spare during lockdown, our Coronavirus Action project can keep you busy, give you a bigger perspective, and help communities around the world be better informed.
You can help give as many people as possible the opportunity to see our lesson about Covid-19 simply by:
• Researching organisations who might be able to use or share the lesson
• Making a list of the organisations you find
• Passing the list on to us
Click here to find out more, and to get involved
Join our Distribution Network
Do you work for or know of an organisation that wants to help improve the health of their local community, or that works with people who are at risk of being trafficked?
You can find out what DVD lessons are available right here on our website, and submit a request.
We can send the DVDs to wherever they are needed in the world, subject to local postal services, or we can send them to a UK address for them to be carried by hand.
Please get in touch.
We invite organisations that use the DVDs to connect with us and with other users through our Facebook group, where you can see how others have used the lessons and get ideas for your own project.
Alternatively, if you are travelling overseas and you think you might be going to an area where the lessons are needed, please get in touch as you may be able to help us get some lessons to a local community group.
You can help us make more life-saving information available by translating a script from English to your mother-tongue.
Once the lesson is made it can be used by anyone who speaks your language, giving them information that they need to protect themselves and their family.
We rely on volunteers to translate the lessons from the English script to local languages. In order to keep the costs down and so maximise the number of lessons we can distribute we do not normally offer payment; by translating or recording a lesson you’ll ultimately be helping your own community to get better access to health information.
We also need volunteers to read the translated scripts out in their own language so they can be recorded and used to create new language versions of existing lessons. To translate or to record you will need to speak the relevant language and your mother tongue, and will need a good level of English.
If you’d like to get involved in translating lessons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form to check which lessons are most needed in your language, and to get our guidelines for translators.
You’re also very welcome to apply to join our Translators Group on Facebook.
Sponsorship and Corporate Social Responsibility
We’re really grateful to the individuals and organisations who donate to our work. We are a charity, and although the lessons are highly cost-effective, we can only send them out if we have the funds to do so.
Your donation will give a community the opportunity to learn life-saving information in their own languages – please sponsor our lessons and work by making a donation.
If you’d like to sponsor one of our lessons as an alternative gift for a loved one or to mark a special event please contact us and we can supply you with a special personalised gift card.
We are also registered for Gift Aid, which will make your donations worth even more if you are a UK taxpayer; please contact us for more information.
Do you run a business? The lessons fit easily into a corporate social responsibility or sustainability programme.
They could be used to help educate employees, for example if there is a particular problem with malaria in your area, or they are at higher risk of non-communicable diseases because of lifestyle choices. Or they can be used with the wider community, a cost-effective way of providing local people with helpful facts that will enable them to make informed choices about their health.
We are planning to soon launch a version of our online lessons that can be customised with your businesses logo and details, so that your employees and community will be aware of your sponsorship and support.
If you would like to use our DVD lessons you can select them here. If you’d like to know more about using our lessons in your CSR or sustainability programme, in order to give even more people access to lessons in their own language, please get in touch.
If you’d like to do something different or challenging to raise money for Education Saves Lives we’d love to know.
- A bake sale?
- A concert?
- A fashion show?
- Donations instead of presents for a birthday or wedding?
- A marathon?
Education Saves Lives is registered on a number of fundraising platforms, such as Give as you Live Donate.
Please let us know if you are organising a fundraiser for Education Saves Lives – we can give you some advice about fundraising platforms and how to organise your event if you need it, and of course we will help raise awareness about your fundraiser!
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In September 2019, our Patron Nina Wadia attended a fundraiser and talked passionately about her 17 year involvement with our organisation.
In May 2019, post graduate Randa Alsomali wrote about her experience translating our lessons into Arabic.