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...
Solar MP3 players to educate Zambian children
 
One solar Lifeplayer MP3 provides access to school lessons for up to 60 children. In Zambia, thousands of children attend a radio school initiative called Learning at Taonga Market that follows the national syllabus. Many children live in remote areas far from formal schools and have no other option for a quality education. The school lessons can be played on demand, and repeated. For schools with few resources and no electricity, our Lifeplayers may be a child's best opportunity to learn. project reportread updates from the field
Farm Talk Radio Educates Farmers in Zambia
 
Farm Talk is a popular radio program developed by our partner COMACO, which has nearly 140,000 registered small-scale farmers in Zambia's Luangwa Valley, the site of many wildlife parks and forests. Farm Talk provides farmers with information on production techniques, climate change, habitat preservation and wildlife conservation. COMACO farmer listener groups rely on our solar Prime radios and Lifeplayers. Farmers derive many benefits from group listening and discussing what they've learned. project reportread updates from the field
SoundStart: Audio Learning for ECD in South Africa
 
SoundStart, a ground-breaking audio early childhood education initiative using our Lifeplayer MP3s, provides engaging and educational audio content to inadequately resourced township preschools in South Africa. Initially piloted in Cape Town's townships and informal settlements, SoundStart will improve listening, English language and motor skills through songs, music and dance. The initiative also gives poorly trained preschool teachers much needed professional training and support.
1000 Days of Motherhood
 
Your donation will provide mothers in a rural listening group the ability to access life saving nutrition and related health radio content. Groups can listen to the programs as often as they like on our solar and wind-up MP3 player. Using the Lifeplayer MP3, mothers will listen to persuasive behavior change messages in their language created by Zambia's Food and Nutrition Commission about nutrition and diet, taking iron tablets and folic acid during pregnancy. project reportread updates from the field
Radios for Sierra Leone: information and Ebola
 
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has already claimed more than 8,600 lives in West Africa, is slowly coming under control. However, the need for trusted information for public health campaigns, information and news is still key to halting the spread of the virus, and to help people pick up the pieces of their lives. Through the distribution of our solar and wind-up emergency Polaris radios, people in Sierra Leone will be able to access news and health information 24/7. project reportread updates from the field
Lifesaving Information: Halting Ebola in Liberia
 
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has already claimed almost 7,000 lives in West Africa - 70% have been women. Accurate and timely information for public health campaigns is a key to halting the spread of the virus. Through the distribution of our solar and wind-up emergency radios, people living in isolated areas will be able to access information 24/7 to combat rumor and misinformation and learn facts on how to protect themselves and what to do if they suspect someone is infected. project reportread updates from the field
Radio Education for Out-of-School Zambian Children
 
Working with Zambia's Ministry of Education and EDC, we aim to provide access to full primary education through radio distance learning to 800,000 orphans and vulnerable children project reportread updates from the field
Radio education for South African AIDs orphans
 
In partnership with local NGOs, Freeplay Foundation enables South African AIDS orphans to receive health and hygiene advice, basic education and vital life skills training via self-powered radio project reportread updates from the field
Radios for Grassroots Democracy Project in Kenya
 
Professor Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, would like wind-up Freeplay Lifeline radios so that Kenyans can access vital information. project reportread updates from the field
Radios to Educate Child Laborers in Tanzania
 
Freeplay Lifeline radios support a distance education program in literacy, math, and life skills to help young children in Tanzania escape poverty and avoid the worst forms of child labor project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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