Sesame Street Heads To Nigeria

Sesame Street Heads To Nigeria

Thanks to a five-year grant from the United States Agency for International Development, Big Bird & friends are flying to Nigeria to launch another African rendition of the popular children's education show.

Kyana Gordon
  • 15 december 2009

Thanks to a five-year grant from the United States Agency for International Development, Big Bird & friends are flying to Nigeria to launch another African rendition of the popular children’s education show. Sesame Workshop is developing “Sesame Street Nigeria” to educate children about staying in school, female empowerment and HIV/AIDS.  An extension of “The Adventures of Kami and Big Bird”, a pilot outreach project that launched in Nigeria this year. The main character, Kami lives on “Takalani Sesame” and is HIV positive.

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