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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

At more D/A Junior High School (JHS) has commenced a programme to promote life support skills among pupils. Its goal is to encourage the use of animaitons in addressing specific issues that affect human development in the country. The project is a collaborative effort between CLCD, UIUC and SAWBO.

Friday, April 03, 2015

In early 2014, SAWBO collaborated with students from Njala University at Sierra Leone to create an Ebola Prevention animation. Now, together with collaborators like Thomas Songu, SAWBO is able to distribute these videos and educate members of the community in an simple but effective way that was not previously possible.

SAWBO's animations have been voice overlaid in more than 60 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. DO NOT re-post any of our videos on YouTube.  All SAWBO videos are available on the SAWBO YouTube channel.  Feel free to link to our videos on your webpage from our SAWBO YouTube channel.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Subsistence farmers around the world are learning how to construct raised planting beds and install drip irrigation systems to improve their crops and perhaps even halt the rapid advance of desertification in some drought-prone regions.

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

(Reuters Health) – Impoverished communities across the globe are receiving lifesaving tips for dealing with disease, draught and depression from short, user-friendly videos that are free online. The free videos – more than 40 at this point - are produced by Scientific Animations Without Borders, or SAWBO which was founded in 2011 by Barry Pittendrigh and Julia Bello-Bravo of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.