Education Saves Lives

Health Education For Afghanistan

Education saves lives - it's simple. TME has been providing education to people all over the world, in their own languages, for over 10 years. We know that our lessons save lives. Now we want to make them available to people in Afghanistan, using Dari and Pashto languages, for the first time.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080131)

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Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£7,590

Donations

33

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Location

Situation

Afghanistan has the world's 15th lowest GDP and a startlingly high infant mortality rate, and many people still require basic health and medical education on topics such as disease prevention, the dangers of smoking, and family planning. Lack of safe water, especially in Kabul, means that deaths from water-borne diseases and malaria are still alarmingly high. Because many people live a 2 hour walk away from health centres, we are aiming to educate communities in disease causes and prevention.

Solution

Thare Machi will work with local professionals in Kabul to translate key DVDs on topics such as HIV, immunisation and safe water, into Pashto and Dari. Once these are translated, we will engage with local workers and communities to ensure as wide a distribution of our DVDs as possible, with the aim of reaching the most vulnerable communities. We have already established a solid network of professionals to help with distribution, and we will partner with local Afghans.

  • I‚Äôm really pleased to be supporting TME‚Äôs Big Give Christmas Challenge. Their health education DVDs really do save lives, so it will be really exciting to see their work expand into Afghanistan for the first time ‚Äì I hope you will want to support this project too

    — Hal Cruttenden, TV comedian, TME Patron

  • According to the 2015 UN Human Development Index, Afghanistan is among the least developed countries in the world. It has a high rate of infant mortality, poor immunisation coverage, & high incidence of diseases such as TB. We know that our lessons save lives, please help us meet this huge need.

    — Rachel Butt, TME Director

  • I’m really pleased to be supporting TME’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. Their health education DVDs really do save lives, so it will be really exciting to see their work expand into Afghanistan for the first time – I hope you will want to support this project too

    — Hal Cruttenden, TV comedian, TME Patron

  • According to the 2015 UN Human Development Index, Afghanistan is among the least developed countries in the world. It has a high rate of infant mortality, poor immunisation coverage, & high incidence of diseases such as TB. We know that our lessons save lives, please help us meet this huge need.

    — Rachel Butt, TME Director