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...

Tom Hanks - Freeplay Foundation's U.S Ambassador

Tom Hanks - Freeplay Foundation's U.S Ambassador
Photo from Progress Report 'News Release - Tom Hanks hosts eBay Charity Auction' (view small | med | large | orig)

One of 10 Lifeline radios signed by Tom Hanks

One of 10 Lifeline radios signed by Tom Hanks
Photo from Progress Report 'News Release - Tom Hanks hosts eBay Charity Auction' (view small | med | large | orig)

Learning through Mambo Elimu is fun

Learning through Mambo Elimu is fun
Student motivation is never a problem among these Luhanga students. They know they are the lucky ones in Tanzania, where nearly five million children cannot attend school (view small | med | large | orig)

Two excited Mambo Elimu students in Luhanga

Two excited Mambo Elimu students in Luhanga
In Luhanga, Grace and Janet are excited to show off the Lifeline radio used by their class to listen to Mambo Elimu (view small | med | large | orig)

Salome with a radio outside her Masaai home

Salome with a radio outside her Masaai home
To be a Lifeline radio 'guardian' is considered an honor and an important role undertaken on behalf of the whole community. (view small | med | large | orig)

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