Thare Machi Ltd

Education saves lives - It's simple

Registered Charity Number: 1080131
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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    Children in Eastern Cape, South Africa learn about HIV and AIDS

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    Chinese students from Warwick University help with translation of scripts into Mandarin



Thare Machi Education - Education saves lives, it's simple. 

In the poorest communities around the world, women, men and children die because no one has told them how to stay healthy and protect themselves from disease. Life-saving information passes them by because they cannot read, or because health educators do not speak their languages.

The knowledge they need is simple and easily passed on - and our founder, Helen Taylor Thompson, found the way to do it. Thare Machi Education spreads basic health education throughout the poorest communities of the world through DVDs and online downloadable lessons in local languages.

Our lessons are on topics such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, diarrhoea, safe water as well as childcare, sex education and the dangers of human trafficking. Our newest lesson, Avoiding Ebola, is being used by the Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone among others, where it is playing a vital role in the fight against the virus.  The lessons focus on key facts and are interactive with a refresher quiz at the end, a highly successful format. We translate the lessons into community languages, produce the DVDs and distribute them free of charge to partners. 

Our partners are community groups, street children's societies, health clinics, churches, schools and individuals. They don't need classrooms or training - the DVDs are easy to use on a portable player that can be charged from a car battery, or a laptop, or via a connected TV or even projector. Our staff don't need to be there - just the discs and a machine to play them. For those with an internet connection, the lessons can be played on a laptop or even a mobile phone. 

We have a total of 32 lesson titles, and each one is available in up to 50 languages. Your support will enable us to make more lessons available to those who most need them, giving thousands of people life-saving information, dignity, and the power to take control of their lives.

Thank you

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Thare Machi Ltd PO Box 4040
Leamington Spa
CV32 5YJ

Phone: 01926 422711

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

March 2015 March 2014
Total Income £31,264 £196,749
Total Expenditure £65,172 £46,707

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