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October 30, 2014

“The mixture is easy to make and the ingredients readily available,” notes Grain Legumes Innovation Lab researcher Barry Pittendrigh. “We just needed an effective way to teach smallholder farmers the techniques so they could use it.” With variable literacy levels and multiple languages spoken throughout the region, the Lab had to devise how to scale up this cost-effective and sustainable pest solution.

October 23, 2014

SAWBO has teamed up with the University YMCA in Champaign to raise funds for Ebola relief and to create an animation about the prevention of Ebola.  The animation is currently in progress.  The YMCA is holding an Ebola Relief Week to raise the remaining funds for the campaign.

How to create compost, 3D


How to create compost, 2D

Monday, September 08, 2014

SAWBO materials were used on a TB documentary in the Republic of Georgia: The number of patients suffering from active forms of tuberculosis in Georgia is growing. Georgia is among the twenty-seven countries with the highest rates of extensively drug resistants tuberculosis.

SAWBO's animations have been voice overlaid in more than 50 different languages.  Volunteers from all over the world have made this happen, helping us to make SAWBO animations more accessible to more people.  All animations are given out freely to anyone who wants to use them for educational purposes only. Please visit SAWBO's Video Library where you can watch or download all our videos in any available language.  Animations can also be easily downloaded, in many different languages, from our lite site or our old site. If you are interested in becoming a voice-over volunteer please email us at

Friday, February 22, 2013

The BTN network at the University of Illinois produced a short documentary about SAWBO:: Professors and students at the University of Illinois have come to realize that there are people all over the world with similar educational needs. These researchers have developed animations -- in approximately ten languages -- that are simple to follow and can be sent through most devices in order to assist in public outreach.

SAWBO has developed more than 30 different 2D and 3D animations with voice-overs in over 50 different languages. We work in three main areas: Agriculture, Health and Women's Empowerment. Please visit SAWBO's Video Library where you can watch or download all our videos in any available language, for free.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help us with voice-overs, please email us at

Micro-Finance series: check out the 6 videos of the series in the video page.

Survival Gardering Series: check out the 3 videos of the series in the video page.