Two new lessons released on DVD. Safe Water in Setswana and Coronavirus in English. This lesson is based on the World Health Organisation’s global advice.
On 26th October Lord Bilimoria, who was a great friend of our founder – Helen Taylor Thompson RIP – and remains one of our Patrons, delivered the first Helen Taylor Thompson memorial lecture.
The Education Saves Lives lesson about coronavirus has been updated to include the latest advice on vaccination, face coverings and staying away from crowded areas.
We’ve recently been talking to community groups in Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda.
We’re sending DVD packs in several languages, with the aim that community groups (like Lebanon Community Center, pictured here) will work together to reach as many of the population as possible with simple lessons for safer living.
We are delighted to announce that we have reached our target in the Big Give Christmas Challenge for the third time!
In December Education Saves Lives made a unique online concert video in aid of it’s Christmas Challenge fundraising activities.
Watch the video here
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.
ACDK raises awareness of COVID-19, with the theme “usafi wa kwanza / Personal hygiene”.
‘We hope that the summary of our lessons on community education will help other communities to raise awareness among themselves in order to meet the health challenge by adapting it to the real needs and specific problems in their environment.’
This year’s IWD theme is #Eachforequal. Our lessons enable disadvantaged women all over the world to have more control over the health…
“Village Africa” have been using our lessons for many years, to educate women and the wider community in Yamba, Tanzania.
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…
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!
ACDK is an apolitical and non-denominational organisation created in Goma in 2012.
It primarily focuses its attention on young people in particularly difficult situations, children, the elderly, women, people living with disabilities and indigenous people (pygmies).
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.
Unifamily Organisation is based in Nyarugusu refugee camp in northwest Tanzania.
The camp is one of the world’s biggest, home to around 150,000 people, mainly refugees from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Unifmaily works in the camp to try to reduce teen pregnancies and gender-based violence
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.”