So far, 12,300 Rwandan healthcare workers have received training from our DVDs
and between 2014-2017, 1.2 million Rwandans viewed our DVDs.
That's one tenth of the Rwandan population!

How we work

We take simple life-saving information and make it accessible by some of the world’s poorest people – especially women and children. We do this by making interactive audio visual lessons in the user’s own language. The interactivity means the user has to answer questions correctly in order to complete the lesson. There is also a quiz for each topic which provides a score out of ten with 10 being the pass mark! We have 32 topics and over 65 languages available.

Our partners are community groups, street children’s societies, health clinics, faith groups, schools and individuals; all they need is the discs and access to a machine to play them on. The DVDs are easy to use and can be viewed on portable DVD players, on most computers or via a projector and screen. For those with an internet connection, many lessons are available online and can be played through an internet browser on a suitable computer or phone.

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Thare Machi Education uses DVDs and online lessons to inform and educate the viewer on a range of important topics that can help improve their own lives, and the lives of others around them.

Using instructive images and a narrator, they give 20-minute lessons which cover the basics of each topic, as well as causes and prevention.

The viewer is able to test themselves in between lessons with an interactive question and answer section, and again at the end of the DVD with an interactive quiz.

The lessons are accessible to anyone. The viewer does not need to be able to read or write; they just have to listen to the instructions in their own language and press the simple-to-use buttons on either the DVD player or computer keyboard.

The DVD lessons are ordinary DVD-R discs and will also play on laptops and computers provided there is DVD playing software installed. Windows media player will not play them properly as it cannot handle the interactivity. For more information on how to play the online lessons, click here.

To view the whole range of languages available, click here.

To view our lesson topics and a summary of each, click here.

To see an independent evaluation of our DVDs, click here.

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