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...
Nov 16, 2005

Kristine Pearson Wins Humanitarian Award

The Freeplay Foundation is delighted to announce that Kristine Pearson has been honored with the 2005 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc.

The 2005 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc. will be presented to Kristine Pearson, Executive Director of the Freeplay Foundation at the November 9th, Tech Awards Gala. The Award was inspired by Jim Morgan's belief that technology can be a tool to unleash the potential in each of us, to turn our ideas into concrete solutions for a better, healthier, more just world. Kristine Pearson will be honoured for her humanitarian leadership, which is having a profound impact on the world.

Nov 16, 2005

Kristine Pearson Wins Humanitarian Award

The Freeplay Foundation is delighted to announce that Kristine Pearson has been honored with the 2005 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc.

The 2005 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc. will be presented to Kristine Pearson, Executive Director of the Freeplay Foundation at the November 9th, Tech Awards Gala. The Award was inspired by Jim Morgan’s belief that technology can be a tool to unleash the potential in each of us, to turn our ideas into concrete solutions for a better, healthier, more just world. Kristine Pearson will be honoured for her humanitarian leadership, which is having a profound impact on the world.

Jun 15, 2005

Freeplay Foundation honored with an Aceh Award

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News Agency Photo

The Freeplay Foundation’s in-country partner for “Radios to Support Tsunami Survivors in Indonesia” has just been honored with an Aceh award.

The Aceh Art Council presented a Tsunami Award to 68H Radio News Agency for its contribution in radio repair efforts and news provision in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster in Aceh.

The radio news agency’s enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers has already helped rebuild five radio stations, which allows post-tsunami stories and aid/support programs to be broadcast across Aceh. The agency has also developed its own news and information program in response to the crisis. "Aceh News” is aired daily over 15 radio networks throughout the province.

The award, given out on Saturday March 26, was one of 31 awards presented by the Aceh Art Council to groups and individuals that are contributing to Aceh in the aftermath of the disaster. 68H Radio News Agency, the only independent radio broadcasting service in Indonesia, won the category for radio.

The Freeplay Foundation’s radio project is currently seeking $50,000 in funding from Global Giving donors. Donations will be used to make self-powered radios widely available to tsunami survivors. Freeplay’s robust solar-powered and wind-up technology removes the need for radio batteries and enables people living without any form of electricity in temporary housing and camps to receive sustained access to news, information and advice programs.

The project was given a great ‘kick start’ recently, after being chosen as beneficiary for Duran Duran’s celebrity-signed soccer ball auction on eBay, which raised $4,000.

Just hours after the Aceh Art Council award ceremony, the whole province was again shaken by an 8.7 off-shore earthquake and several large after-shocks. In such difficult circumstances, radio becomes a vital lifeline that can inform and advise about aid and relief sources. It helps provide a sense of security and comfort to people living in a state of constant uncertainty and anxiety.

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