ColaLife – the problem, the solution, the impact, the future – 4 minute Ashoka video

 View this video on YouTube In 2015 I (Simon Berry) was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship. There are now 39 UK Fellows and some 3,500 Fellows worldwide. Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of change leaders. Together, they collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide. Ashoka Fellows support changemaking for the good of society. […]

Claire Ward wins Best Director for the ColaLife documentary

On Saturday night (24/8/13) at the 2013 Action On Film Festival in Monrovia, California, Claire Ward won Best Director (Documentary) for her film The Cola Road which followed the ColaLife team in Zambia as they set-up to try and make a humble anti-diarrhoea kit – the Kit Yamoyo – as ubiquitous as Coca-Cola in remote rural […]

Please vote for ColaLife in Canada’s Grand Challenges

Through the efforts of Rohit Ramchandani (pictured on his last trip to Zambia in April/May this year), ColaLife’s public health adviser, we are being considered for a Grand Challenges Canada Rising Stars in Global Health award and we need your help! The public is being asked to vote on their favorite applications/ideas which can be […]

More on the Coca-Cola MDC System

I stumbled across this video presentation today on the Coca-Cola MDC system. I was hoping to participate in this Webinar organised by the Business Call to Action on 13/1/11 but had a clash in my diary. I hadn’t realised it had been made available on YouTube. The presentation is delivered by Adrian Ristow who was […]

ColaLife in Schools

ColaLife for Kids on Prezi There is a young and very creative teacher at Acton High School called Emma Berry (don’t ask) who wove ColaLife into a recent classroom session for year 5 children getting ready to move up to secondary school. Emma used existing ColaLife media (on Flickr and YouTube) to produce the above […]

Progress Report 28/09/10

Children of Mikindani, Tanzania with a model Mark III AidPod, January 2009 Image credit: Tim Dench Next moves 5,500 children die every day in Africa before the age of 5. This initiative could save thousands and thousands of children’s lives through positive engagement between the private and NGO sector. Field trip to Zambia in October […]

ColaLife FAQs Live!

Back in February 2010, ColaLife supporter, Lisa ter Haar of onlyconnectcommunication contacted me. She’d mentioned ColaLife in a lecture to her students at the Hult International Business School and they’d had lots and lots of questions. So Lisa invited me in for a question and answer session the following week (1/3/10). When I got the […]

Progress Report – 30/4/10

Children of Mikindani, Tanzania with a model Mark III AidPod, January 2009 Image credit: Tim Dench May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration […]

Progress Report – 30/12/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

The ColaLife Channel launches

A key element of the online part of the ColaLife campaign has been to take a multi-channel approach and get ColaLife everywhere. We didn’t start with a website and expect people to find us, we went to all the places potential supporters might be. So we are: On Facebook – facebook.com/colalife On Twitter – twitter.com/colalife […]