Lifeline Energy

Lifeline Energy is a non-profit social enterprise that provides sustainable information and education access to vulnerable populations. We achieve this by designing, manufacturing and distributing solar and wind-up media players and radios for classroom and group listening. Since 1999, we have distributed more than 500,000 power independent radios to provide on-demand access to information and education, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years we have received numerous awards including the Tech Museum of Innovation Award, a World Bank Development Marketplace Award and an Index: Design to Improve Life Award. In addition, our founder and CEO Kristine Pearson was named one of TIME magazi...

Lifeline Energy
76 Arnold Street
Observatory
Cape Town, South Africa 7925
South Africa
+27 21 447 6397
http://www.lifelineenergy.org

CEO

Kristine Pearson

Management Team

Uzma Sulaiman, Kristine Pearson, Philip Goodwin, Uzma Sulaiman

Board of Directors

Uzma Sulaiman, Edmund Burns, Peggy McLeland, Colleen Rini, Michelle Riley, Kristine Pearson, Philip Goodwin, Uzma Sulaiman

Project Leaders

Midi Berry
Jody Ehlers Buttenshaw
Bhavna Malkani
Kristine Pearson
Lisa Burger
Kristine Pearson

Mission

Lifeline Energy is a non-profit social enterprise that provides sustainable information and education access to vulnerable populations. We achieve this by designing, manufacturing and distributing solar and wind-up media players and radios for classroom and group listening. Since 1999, we have distributed more than 500,000 power independent radios to provide on-demand access to information and education, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years we have received numerous awards including the Tech Museum of Innovation Award, a World Bank Development Marketplace Award and an Index: Design to Improve Life Award. In addition, our founder and CEO Kristine Pearson was named one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment for 2007 and received the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award in 2005.

Programs

Lifeline Energy has partnered with the Zambian Ministry of Education to provide vulnerable children with access to the radio distance education programme Learning at Taonga Market. Since its inception over ten years ago, the initiative has helped educate close to 900,000 children. We are also engaged with the UNHCR to provide radios to Somali women and children refugees in Kenya's Dadaab camps so they can access educational programming and on-demand information.

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