THARE Machi Education (TME) is calling for donations to help provide educational lessons to vulnerable women and children in some of the most disadvantaged communities worldwide.
The Leamington-based charity makes health and wellbeing education lessons available online and on DVD in various languages for use across the world.
The charity, whose name means ‘starfish’ in the Marathi language, makes educational lessons on life-saving topics such as HIV/AIDS, avoiding malaria and basic hygiene.
And TME, which hopes to raise £5,000 over the Christmas period, is also makes lessons aimed at stopping human trafficking and sexualised violence on women and children.
The lessons are interactive, visual, in the user’s own language, and do not require the user to be able to read – all contributing to the retention of information that leads to behaviour change.
TME’s lessons help educate women, men and children – and research shows whole-community approaches are successful in effecting social change.
TME’s director Rachel Butt said: “It costs no more than £3.50 for TME to send out one lesson on a DVD, and every lesson can be seen by hundreds of people, so every donation, no matter how small, will have a huge impact.”
TME’s partner organisations will help distribute the lessons.
Visit www.tme.org.uk to donate and for further details.