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Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a university based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on relevant topics such as agriculture, disease and women's empowerment, into 2D, 2.5D and 3D animations, which are then voice overlaid into a diversity of languages from around the world.

All SAWBO animations are made freely available to anyone wishing to use them for educational purposes. Animations can be downloaded from a diversity of SAWBO channels and used on computers, tablets, cell phones, TVs, and overhead projection systems.

SAWBO’s animations are FREELY available for you to use them for educational purposes.



  1. This study compared the efficacy of linguistically and dialectically localized animated educational videos (LAV) against traditional learning extension (TLE) presentations for learning gains of knowledge around agricultural- and healthcare-related topics within a rural population in Benin. While...
  2. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a Michigan State University based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on relevant topics such as agriculture, health and women’s empowerment, into 2D, 2.5D and 3D animations, which are then voice overlaid into a diversity of global...
  3. Summary :In this session, Barry Pittendrigh will be discussing SAWBO's model of video training. Presenter : Barry Pittendrigh, SAWBO, Michigan State University Dr. Barry Pittendrigh has worked in the area of international development, specifically in West Africa, over the past decade.He is also...
  4. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) transforms expert knowledge into educational animations, which are then translated into multiple languages from around the world. We use a rigorous co-creation and review process to create highly accurate content.
  5. Lightning Talk, ECHO International Agriculture Conference, November 19, 2020 Barry Pittendrigh, SAWBO, Michigan State University Dr. Barry Pittendrigh has worked in the area of international development, specifically in West Africa, over the past decade.He is also co-founder of Scientific...
  6. Funded through a grant from Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, SAWBO RAPID serves as an educational intervention program to disseminate crucial information related to COVID-19's secondary economic impacts, including disruption to trade, supply...