Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Sesame Square

The Sesame Street empire grows. Thanks to Jeremy Weate at Naijablog and his source for pointing out this article.

Nigeria gets its own Sesame Street
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, will bring the world’s most popular informal educator to Nigeria with an original, half-hour programming block called Sesame Square. It will be broadcast over three years on terrestrial TV.

By doing this, Sesame Workshop is hoping to address the fact that only 10% of the over 25 million pre-school children in Nigeria are enrolled in pre-school.

A co-production between Sesame Workshop in New York and Ileke Media in Nigeria, Sesame Square will feature age-appropriate content focused on educational messages and activities for Nigeria’s youngest viewers about reading, counting, and staying in school...

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