Thare Machi Education (TME) works to change the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people by teaching them how to protect themselves from threats to their health and lives.
We do this by publishing interactive lessons on some of the world’s biggest health and life threats in multiple languages, online and on DVDs, and distributing them to the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.
Use of TME lessons
TME will provide a copy of each lesson required on DVD to organisations that are able to use them effectively in line with our aims.
We provide the DVDs without charge.
We will also
- Offer new DVD lessons in appropriate languages as new lessons become available
- Share best practice and examples of how the DVD lessons are used to best effect
- Advise on type of equipment to use
We ask partners to work with us as follows
- Copy DVD lessons as required for local use
- Report on use of lessons every six months or as required (including pictures and personal stories as well as information about where and how the lessons have been used, numbers/types of people who take the lessons, any feedback or impact)Share information and lessons with organisations which fit our aims
- Share information about other potential partners with TME
- It is the responsibility of the partner to provide and support staff to run lessons where needed
- Provide and maintain appropriate equipment to run lessons
- Assist with translating new English lesson scripts into local language if needed
- Assist with recording new local language scripts if needed
Code of conduct
Free access to lessons
TME’s DVDs should always be available without charge to the end user; the DVDs may not be re-sold, and no-one should be made to pay, in any way, to view them.
The right to feel safe
All of your organisation’s staff, volunteers and beneficiaries have the right to feel safe, and specifically safe from exploitation or abuse. (see “Taking Care and Keeping Safe” or “Human Trafficking” lesson for more information) . You can support this through the use of local checks on your staff and volunteers (DBS check in the UK). As a guide, if your beneficiaries do not feel safe with staff or volunteers, or if you hear concerns from other sources, then those staff or volunteers should not be used in that role.
When people don’t feel safe
People may respond to TME lessons by sharing their own concerns, if the content of the lesson has affected them.
If there are concerns of a medical nature, they should be referred to local health services.
If they are about personal safety of themselves or others, they should be able to raise them with your organisation’s leaders, or with local authorities, in confidence, without fear of prejudice or repercussions. They should be listened to, treated with respect, their concerns responded to appropriately for the country where your organisation is working and if any criminal activity has taken place it should be dealt with in the most appropriate way in line with local law.
This applies equally to staff and volunteers as well as beneficiaries.
Any suspected incidents of human trafficking should be reported to the police and there is also help available from the International Organisation for Migration. Local telephone numbers for this organisation are included in TME’s “Human Trafficking” lesson and are also available from the website www.iom.int
Any incidents or concerns about trafficking or safeguarding should also be shared with the TME Director as soon as reasonably possible, reporting the date, a summary of the concerns and what action was taken (a form is available). This will enable TME to fulfil its own safeguarding obligations and the requirements of its donors, and advice can be offered if it is needed.