TME spreads basic health education
In the poorest communities around the world, women and children die because no one has told them how to stay healthy. Life-saving information passes them by because they cannot read and write. Often they speak a language that health educators don’t know, so vital information is left unsaid. But the knowledge these women and children 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 a revolutionary but incredibly simple method: DVDs..........more
TEN OUT OF TEN FOR KOLKATA MUMS!
'Thare Machi Education is making very simple life-changing and life-saving messages accessible in audio visual format in the languages of the developing world. Last year I visited Kolkata in India and spent some time with a community project working with some of the world’s most marginalised people..........more
Our partners are community groups, street children’s societies, health clinics, churches, schools and individuals
At Thare Machi Education we produce lessons on topics such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, diarrhoea, safe water and childcare. The lessons focus on key facts and are interactive which has proved hugely successful with our target audience. We translate the lessons into community languages, produce the DVDs and distribute them free of charge to partner agencies working on the ground. 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 and a portable player can be charged from a car battery. Our staff don’t need to be there – just the discs. We produce new lessons all the time – there are 29 already – and are translating them into almost 40 languages from Africa, India, China, South East Asia and Europe..........more