TME Lite is the new, online version of our interactive DVD lessons. Launched on World AIDS Day 2013, these lessons have all the content of the DVDs but formatted for use online or as a download.
So far we have only made our HIV lessons available, but there are lessons to try in 43 languages! Click on the logo above to register and start using TME Lite.
Thare Machi Isle of Man
In 2013 Thare Machi was proud to become registered as a Charity in the Isle of Man. Later that year, we received a generous grant from the Island's government to fund the expansion of our activities in Uganda and Kenya - as a result of this we have been able to improve our collaborative efforts with community groups, record new lessons and distribute additional sets of DVDs in local languages.
In addition, TME (IOM) was selected by students from Ballakermeen High School on the Island, which counts Mark Cavendish among its former pupils, as their chosen charity for the "One World Charity Challenge"(www.oneworldcharitychallenge.com) This resulted in £600 for TME.
Students from Years 7 and 8 at Queen Elizabeth II Secondary School on the Island have been learning to use the authoring software which makes the lessons, and have already produced several new lessons to add to our growing total. We look forward to developing and strengthening our ties with the Island over the coming years. Thare Machi Education (Isle of Man) Registered Manx Charity 1143
New partnership with Computers 4 Africa
We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Computers 4 Africa, a fantastic charity who collect and refurbish computers to be sent to recipients in countries including Tanzania, Kenya and Cameroon and more. Starting this month, each shipment they send will contain a quantity of our DVD lessons, to go with the computers, handpicked for each region and beneficiary group. Our first set of English and Swahili DVDs is now on its way to Tanzania in a Computers 4 Africa container - more news to follow but in the meantime you can find out more here.
Helen Taylor-Thompson is a Woman of the Year!
Congratulations to our founder, Helen Taylor-Thompson, OBE, who joined 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch.
The Women of the Year Lunch and Awards ceremony brought together more than 400 extraordinary women from all walks of life, all of whom have achieved something of significance. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of extraordinary women who make a difference every day.
TME INDIA launched at the House of Lords
TME Patron, Karan Bilimoria fronted a reception hosted by the Lord Speaker; Baroness D'Souza at the House of Lords' River Room to launch the Indian branch of Thare Machi. Also taking part were actress, TV personality, comedienne and TME patron Nina Wadia and former Second World War SOE member and TME Chairman Helen Taylor Thompson OBE
The evening saw the first public screening of a film made in India last year by three TME volunteer Associates, Sally Murcutt, Clive Dove-Dixon and Charlotte Ball.
You can view the film here.
A number of representatives from the political, business and philanthropic community were invited with a view to creating a task force of effort to see Thare Machi's DVDs in Indian languages developed - we have 144 at the moment - and distributed far more widely over the next few years.
TME India was founded as an independently registered Indian Charity by an Indian supporter of the charity based in Kolkata.
TME Patron Nina Wadia confesses to being scared of TME Chairman Helen Taylor Thompson who was trained in destruction techniques as an SOE officer during the Second World War and won't take "No" for an answer even today!
EASTENDERS STAR AND PATRON OF TME, NINA WADIA APPEALS FOR YOUR HELP
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Education saves lives - it's simple
Now here's the thing, we are managing to do quite an amazing amount with the merry band of Thare Machi Associates and supporters but we could probably do so much more with a secure income stream. Finance is an inconvenient necessity in the modern world so if you think you could help us raise £1,000 or £100 then sign up for our 100 x 1000 challenge!