Radios to Educate Child Laborers in Tanzania

by Lifeline Energy Vetted since 2008


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

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More than 5 million school-age children have no access to primary education. An estimated 4.7 million are involved in economic activity and 300,000 children are engaged in the worst forms of child labor. Children become miners, domestic servants, farm workers, and sex workers, often under abusive and exploitive conditions. Thousands of children fall prey to child trafficking. Providing access to high quality, relevant education can both relieve poverty and eliminate child labor


Self-powered Lifeline radios are distributed & mentors trained in their use. Children at risk in remote informal schools and community centers gain sustained access to the Educational Development Center's "Mambo Elimu" distance learning radio program

Long-Term Impact

Improved education and information can lead to future income security, which brings improved health and family stability. Children are empowered to resist high-risk, exploitative employment. Child labor will be reduced.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Lifeline Energy

Location: Cape Town, South Africa - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jody Ehlers Buttenshaw
Freeplay Foundation Projects Manager
London, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 16 donors like you, a total of $1,285 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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