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Kristine Pearson: a social entrepreneur with a passion for radio

Our MP3 Lifeplayers come to South African schools

Educating South Sudanese Students with MP3s

A new lifeline for Zambia’s favourite radio show

Lifeline Sells Rugged, Solar Powered Mp3 Player/Radio for Rural Education – Next Generation Device Will Have Video

Go-go China

What About Including Women in Africa’s Transformation?

Whirlwinds of change

Prime Radio

100 minds from around the world – Kristine Pearson

SC Johnson introduces new radio technology to remote Rwanda communities

GlobalGiving sends first $800,000 to Japanese relief partners on the ground, 18 March 2011

Zambia emerging as Africa’s rural digital hub, 10 January 2011

It’s a radio…it’s an MP3 player…it’s a teacher…it’s a Super iPOD, 22 December 2010

An “iPod” For The Global Poor, 10 October 2010

The iPod® For Development, 29 September 2010

Lifeline Energy distributes solar powered radio / media players to the villages of Africa, 21 September 2010

Mary Robinson Foundation builds women’s leadership on climate action – Kristine Pearson presents at Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Change Conference

The iPod® For Development

Lifeline Energy distributes solar powered radio / media players to the villages of Africa, 21 September 2010

Lifeplayer, the MP3 Radio for the World’s Most Forgotten, 16 September 2010

Lifeplayer: Solar-Powered Digital Radio in Rural Africa, 16 September 2010

Changemakers highlights Lifeline Energy CEO Kristine Pearson, May 2010

The Tech Museum Honors Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan With the 2010 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, May 2010

Rwanda ‘Coffee Lifeline’ Project Scoops Award, April 2010

Clinton Global Initiative Highlights the Freeplay Foundation as Featured Humanitarian Organization, September 2009

Freeplay Foundation Announce Commitment to Empower Girls and Women at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, September 2009

Sustainable Development with Kristine Pearson, July 2009

Transforming Lives Through Dependable, Self-powered, and Environmentally Friendly Technologies, May 2009

Twitter Competition to Raise $1-Million for Charity, May 2009

From Wind-up Radios to Renewable Lighting, November 2008

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Tuned In, August 2008

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Illuminating Africa, April 2008

Oscar Winner Tom Hanks is Participating in an eBay Charity Auction, January 2008

Tom Hanks Autographed Lifeline Radios on Sale at eBay, January 2008

Tom Hanks Helps Africa with Lifeline Radios, January 2008

Wind-Up Lights for African Homes , November 2007

  • Public Service Review – International Development Online

Power to the People, November 2007

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Radio Free Africa, October 2007

Freeplay Foundation Helps People Connect , October 2007

  • Yoga Plus Joyful Living

The Voice of Hope, June 2007

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Wind Up Radios to be Put to Healthy Use, May 2006

Coffee Farmers to get Radio Information Jolt, March 2006

Radios Teach Zambian Children Under Trees, March 2006

In December 2005 the Freeplay Foundation was selected by the Times of London as a recipient of its Christmas Charity Appeal.  The British public generously gave more than £250,000 to support our projects. The Times sent reporters and photographers to Africa and published 16 stories.

Tom Hanks Donates Radios to Mambo Elimu, June 2005

Freeplay Lifeline Extends the Range, October 2004

Bringing Radio to Rural Africa , May 2004

  • PEOPLE Magazine Features Kristine Pearson

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Tom Hanks Believes in Lifeline Radios, October 2003

Radios for Guns, February 2002

Emergency Communications in Mozambique, November 2001

Virtual Villages, June 2000

Radios are Lifeline for Stranded Mozambicans, April 2000