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Thare Machi Education Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

‘Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.’ – UN
TME’s mission champions good health and well-being for all.
This includes physical health, with communities free from preventable diseases, sexualised violence, and non-communicable diseases, as well as more general well-being, with lessons on safer sex, family planning and human trafficking.
Below are a number of our DVDs which relate directly to increasing people’s health and well-being outcomes.
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Dangers of Alcohol

SDG-DVD: Dangers of Alcohol

  • Teaches that, although drinking alcohol is a common social activity, drinking too much and too often can cause serious harm.
  • Teaches the effect that too much alcohol has on the body as it can slowly damage the different organs and can cause death.
  • Teaches that it is particularly dangerous for pregnant women to drink alcohol as it can have an effect on their unborn child’s health.
  • Teaches the dangers of trying to drive, operate machinery and look after children under the influence of alcohol as it slows down reactions and can cause someone to put their own life or others lives in danger.
  • Teaches that alcohol can change a person’s behaviour and cause violence or depression.
  • Teaches to drink alcohol in moderation as it is expensive and harmful to own and others’ health.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Addiction.

Dangers of Smoking

SDG DVD: Dangers of Smoking

  • Teaches the dangers of smoking and the effects it can have on a person’s health and the health of those around them.
  • Teaches how smoking can cause cancer, strokes and infertility.
  • Teaches the importance of not smoking when pregnant and around children as it can affect their health as well.
  • Encourages the viewer not to start smoking due to peer pressure and to avoid passive smoking.
  • Encourages viewer to stop smoking and discusses how it can help reduce the risk of illness as well as allow them to have more money and lead a healthier lifestyle.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Addiction.

Say No To Glue And Drugs

SDG DVD: Say No to Glue and Drugs

  • Teaches the dangers of glue and drugs and encourages the viewer to say no to them.
  • Teaches the viewer the long term effects drugs and glue have on the body that can lead to more serious illnesses and even death.
  • Teaches that drugs and glue are particularly dangerous as they are addictive and can change a person’s behaviour.
  • Teaches that drugs and glue can also have an effect on a users family and their community, as well as ruining their education or career.
  • Encourages the viewer to participate in other activities such as sport or music.
  • Encourages addicted viewers to seek help from their family and friends.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Addiction.


Avoiding Ebola

SDG DVD: Avoiding Ebola

  • Teaches what Ebola is, how it can be caught and how to prevent it.
  • Explains the best practices for looking after someone infected with Ebola.
  • Teaches the safest way to bury someone who has died from Ebola.
  • Emphasises the importance of welcoming survivors back into the community as they are no longer at risk.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

Avoiding Malaria

SDG DVD: Avoiding Malaria

  • Raises awareness of the dangers of malaria.
  • Covers the causes and symptoms of malaria and when people are most at risk of getting it.
  • Informs the viewer on how to prevent malaria, emphasising the importance of bed nets and insecticides.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

Bednets Can Save Lives

SDG DVD: Bednets Can Save Lives

  • This DVD complements the Thare Machi Education lesson on Avoiding Malaria.
  • The lesson teaches about toilet hygiene, food preparation, child and baby hygiene, obtaining safe drinking water, and how to keep houses clean.
  • Raises awareness of malaria and its symptoms and also how to prevent against it.
  • Teaches how malaria is spread by mosquitoes and how to protect themselves by using a bed net.
  • Teaches the importance of using a bed net every night and ensuring it covers the whole bed, as well as the importance of looking after a bed net by treating it with insecticide and repairing it if it becomes damaged.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.


SDG DVD: Cholera

  • Teaches the causes of cholera and how to treat it, as well as advice on how to prevent it.
  • Teaches the symptoms of the illness such as diarrhoea and dehydration so they can identify it as quickly as possible and get the medical help that they need.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.


SDG DVD: Diarrhoea

  • Raises awareness of the seriousness of the illness, which results in many children’s’ deaths each year.
  • Teaches the dangers of germs and importance of toilet hygiene and washing hands with soap and water.
  • Teaches parents the importance in keeping their child’s fluid levels up by extra breastfeeding if they are young enough, or providing them with lots of clean drinking water.
  • Teaches how to make a simple rehydration mixture.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

High Blood Pressure

SDG DVD: High Blood Pressure

  • Raises awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure and how it can cause strokes and heart attacks.
  • Teaches how blood pressure is measured and the average measurement for a healthy adult.
  • Encourages viewers to find out if they have high blood pressure and teaches how important is to take immediate action to lower it.
  • Teaches how to lower blood pressure by exercising and eating healthily and gives advice on the best ways to do this.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.


Immunisation SDG DVD

  • Teaches mothers the importance of immunising their children.
  • The DVD shows how immunisations are given, as well as what side effects to expect and what to do if a child becomes ill after being immunised.
  • The lesson teaches how all children must be immunised and it is important that, if an immunisation is given as a series of injections, they must complete the whole series.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

TB Can Be Cured

SDG DVD: TB Can Be Cured

  • Informs the viewer of how TB is spread by germs in the air and the main symptoms of it.
  • Teaches the importance of getting medical help if they have any of the symptoms as well as what will happen at a health clinic and the type of treatment they will be given.
  • Emphasises the importance of continuing treatment for the full 6-8 months as this will not only cure them of TB, but also prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Health.

Healthy Environment

Beware Of Landmines

SDG DVD: Beware of Landmines

  • Teaches the dangers of landmines and how they can cause serious injury and often death.
  • Teaches the viewer never to touch or pick up a landmine and that it is important to teach children not to do so as well.
  • Teaches that landmines can range in size and shape but are always very dangerous.
  • Advises what to do if they come across a landmine site and how they must stay calm and get immediate medical help if a landmine explodes.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Healthy Environment.

Healthy Living

Basic Hygiene

Basic Hygiene SDG DVD

  • Stresses the importance of keeping themselves, their children and their home clean and gives advice on how to achieve this.
  • The lesson teaches about toilet hygiene, food preparation, child and baby hygiene, obtaining safe drinking water, and how to keep houses clean.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Healthy Living.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating DVD

  • Teaches which foods are good for health to enable the viewer to keep themselves and their family healthy.
  • Emphasises the importance of a mixed diet, as many people are reliant on maize or rice as their only food.
  • Covers the different food groups and how each one can provide the body with nutrients in order to keep it strong and protected as well as give a person energy.
  • Advises which foods to avoid, such as sweets and fizzy drinks, to help them maintain a healthy weight.
  • Teaches that small changes to a person’s diet can make a difference and help protect them and their families from illness.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Healthy Living.

Looking After Your Teeth

SDG DVD: Looking After Your Teeth

  • Teaches the importance of dental hygiene to avoid getting infections or diseases.
  • Teaches how to keep teeth and gums healthy by avoiding sweets and fizzy drinks and by eating lots of fruit and vegetables.
  • Teaches the importance of brushing teeth daily and teaching children to do so as well.
  • The lesson shows the viewer how to make their own toothbrush and dental floss if these items are not available. Advises the viewer to seek immediate medical help if they are in pain or have any problems with their teeth.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Healthy Living.

Safe Water

Safe Water SDG DVD

  • Teaches the importance of using safe water and how to obtain it.
  • The lesson teaches the viewer to always get water from a clean, safe source such as a pipe or a pump, rather than an open pool.
  • Also teaches viewers with no access to clean water how to make their water safe by boiling it to kill off any germs.
  • Also shows a simple method of purifying water by letting it stand in a clear bottle or container in sunlight for a couple of days.
  • Teaches how to store water to ensure it stays safe and clean.
  • This DVD is part of a series of lessons on Healthy Living.




  • General overview.
  • Discusses the seriousness of the HIV virus and the ways in which it is spread.
  • Highlights prevention methods such as contraception and the sterilising of razors and syringes.
  • Breaks down some of the common misconceptions about HIV and AIDS, in particular how it can and cannot be passed on.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

Caring For Someone With AIDS

SDG DVD: Caring for Someone with AIDS

  • Focuses on the role of friends and families of AIDS sufferers and teaches them how to support and care for their loved one.
  • Teaches about the illness and how it is spread, so the friends and family members can keep themselves safe.
  • Breaks down common misconceptions about AIDS and prejudices against AIDS sufferers who are often chased out of their communities or blamed for their illness.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

Having An HIV Test

SDG DVD: Having an HIV Test

  • Teaches the importance of getting tested to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
  • Teaches how easily HIV can be passed on, especially during the first few stages of the illness, before it has been detected.
  • Advises the viewer to get tested at their local health clinic, as well as what to do if they find out they are HIV positive.
  • If a person is HIV positive, they are taught how to take necessary precautions to stop the spread of HIV, as well as the importance of getting the medical help they need.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS: A Guide For Children

SDG DVD: HIV AIDS - A Guide for Children

  • Explains to children that having HIV needn’t change their lives completely. They can still hug and kiss their family and friends, go to school, and play and have fun with their friends as normal.
  • Dispels commonly held myths about how HIV can and cannot be transmitted.
  • It teaches that you cannot catch HIV by sharing cups, spoons, clothes, toys or living in the same house, but stresses the importance of covering cuts and wounds and not touching syringes, needles or razor blades.
  • Stresses the importance of antiretroviral medicine, blood tests and health clinics.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

How To Take Your HIV Medicine

SDG DVD: How to Take Your HIV Medicine

  • Describes how the HIV virus attacks the body’s defences, and discusses when antiretroviral medication (ARV) needs to be started.
  • Emphasises that although medicines kill the virus, they do not completely cure HIV, and lifelong treatment is essential.
  • Stresses the importance of CD4 blood tests and the role of the healthcare worker.
  • Emphasises the importance of taking the medicine regularly.
  • Informs the viewer that three different medicines will need to be taken which may be in a combined tablet.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

Living With HIV

SDG DVD: Living with HIV

  • Teaches how HIV is spread, how to prevent it and how to cope if you have the disease.
  • The viewer is advised to visit their local health centre and get tested if they have any concerns.
  • Teaches how to cope with HIV by confiding in someone and also by ensuring the person with HIV stays healthy through eating good food and drinking clean water.
  • Highlights that although HIV is incurable, a sufferer can take medicine to help fight off other illnesses which might attack their weakened immune system.
  • Emphasises that it is still possible to lead a normal life and earn a living even if they have HIV.
  • Discussing and raising awareness of HIV is a vital way of ending discrimination and common misconceptions about the disease.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on HIV/AIDS.

Mother and Baby


SDG DVD: Breastfeeding

  • Educates the viewer on the importance of breastfeeding.
  • Teaches mothers how to breastfeed and how often, and also when to start and finish breastfeeding a child.
  • Advises how to breastfeed if they have HIV or TB; alternative methods such as powdered milk are suggested.
  • Emphasises the importance breastfeeding is and how it is the best thing for both the mother and the baby.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Mother and Baby healthcare.

When To Have A Baby

SDG DVD: When to have a baby

  • Teaches women how to reduce the risks involved in pregnancy and childbirth to ensure the mother and baby are both healthy.
  • Although there will always be exceptions, the lesson advises women against having children before the age of 18 or after the age of 35.
  • Teaches the dangers of having more than four children and that they should wait at least two years between pregnancies to allow the body to fully recover.
  • Encourages them to go to their health clinic to get advice on family planning.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Mother and Baby healthcare.

You And Your New Baby

SDG DVD: You and Your New Baby

  • Teaches mothers about pregnancy, childbirth and how to look after their new baby. Advises viewers to visit a health worker if they think they are pregnant and regularly visit a clinic right up until their baby is born.
  • Teaches pregnant women the importance of keeping themselves healthy, to ensure their baby stays healthy.
  • Explains the importance of breastfeeding, and giving children the right food to grow bigger and stronger.
  • Teaches how to care for a child if it becomes ill and how vital it is that a baby is immunised within the first year of its life.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Mother and Baby healthcare.

Sex Education

Becoming A Man

SDG DVD: Becoming a Man

  • Teaches boys and young teenagers about the physical and emotional changes they will go through to become a man.
  • Discusses how their body will grow and change and how their feelings and behaviour may become different.
  • Teaches the viewer what is normal and that the changes are all part of a natural process, so they shouldn’t be worried or embarrassed.
  • Looks at the topics of circumcision, contraception and sex as well as the importance of good hygiene.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Sex Education.

Becoming A Woman

SDG DVD: Becoming a Woman

  • Teaches girls and young teenagers the physical and emotional changes that they will go through to become a woman.
  • Teaches how a girl’s body will change shape and how their feelings and emotions may change.
  • Teaches about menstruation and how it is a normal and natural process that shows a body is capable of having a baby.
  • Discusses the importance of good hygiene.
  • Teaches about sex and how to avoid pregnancy and catching sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The viewer is taught to ensure they are ready to have sex and are not pressured into it.
  • Teaches that all changes are normal and natural and can differ from girl to girl.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Sex Education.

Safer Sex For Teenagers

SDG DVD: Safer Sex for Teenagers

  • Teaches teenagers the importance of safe sex and how it can reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Teaches the importance of using contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Teaches that not having sex is the best way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Suggests that rather than having sex, teenagers can talk and kiss each other; sex is not the only way to be close with their partner.
  • If a person does decide to have sex, the DVD teaches them to think it through carefully and ensure it is with someone they know and trust.
  • Briefly discusses oral and anal sex at the end of the lesson. This is to address those in same sex relationships and because anal sex is particularly dangerous in terms of the risk of spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Sex Education.

Safe Living

Human Trafficking

SDG DVD: Human Trafficking

  • Raises awareness of human trafficking and teaches the viewer how to protect themselves against it.
  • Teaches how traffickers acquire their victims often through false advertisements or by kidnapping or bribery.
  • Teaches the viewer to be wary of anyone who offers them a new life.
  • Teaches people how to protect themselves by asking questions and staying alert and gaining as much information as possible.
  • Where possible a helpline number is given at the end of the lesson, so that victims in some areas have a point of contact if they have concerns about human trafficking.
  • The DVD is part of a series of lessons on Safe Living.

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