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Pan-African children’ sequence to encourage the subsequent technology of conservation leaders, that includes youth from Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania
NAIROBI / JOHANESBURG: 13 September 2022: Following the latest announcement of title of the sequence, The Walt Disney Firm Africa, along with its venture companions, Nationwide Geographic, the U.S. Division of State, the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) and WildlifeDirect have in the present day revealed that the extremely anticipated Nationwide Geographic Children programme, Staff Sayari, will air every Saturday on Nationwide Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) at 13:00 (CAT) from 24 September 2022.
Nairobi-based youths Mysha Hodson (13), Marita Lucas (12), Shanah Manjeru (14), Railey Mwai (10) and Adarsh Nagda (12) function studio hosts for the present. From Sayari basecamp, they hyperlink to discipline presenters that journey to East, West and South Africa to discover intriguing aspects of the surroundings, interview consultants on the bottom and study what is required to guard and preserve our pure world. Becoming a member of them on location are Sheilah Sheldone (13, Kenya), Toluwanimi Olaoye (12, Nigeria), Christian Mekhi (10, Rwanda), Atule Mazane, Khahliso Khojane, Thandolwethu Fani, (13, 14, 15, South Africa) and Sabrina Kilumanga (10, Tanzania).
Led by the programme’s aim to encourage significant, impactful behavioural change in younger viewers throughout the continent and create the subsequent technology of environmental conservation leaders, every episode begins with a DNA-inspired pc named Funzi giving our younger presenters missions to finish. This units the scene for adventurous journeys, wherein the wonders of the pure world, and the necessity to dwell extra evenly on the planet, are revealed. On their travels, Staff Sayari will meet Nationwide Geographic Explorers and trailblazers within the fields of conservation, science, nature, wildlife and the surroundings, studying beneficial classes relating to learn how to cut back their affect, shield and restore nature in a enjoyable manner.
Viewers can anticipate thrilling travels, intriguing discoveries, enjoyable DIY actions and enthralling adventures each week. Within the premiere episode, Staff Sayari learns how single use plastic is dangerous to marine life after Funzi sends them on a journey to find how waste supplies attain our oceans, and what they will do to assist curb air pollution. Viewers also can anticipate fascinating journeys via wild areas corresponding to mountains, forests and nature reserves, and encounters with wild animals from elephants to bees, from sharks to snakes, and all the things in between. On their travels, they meet sudden heroes in these farout areas that share fascinating insights concerning the planet we name house.
Christine Service, Normal Supervisor of The Walt Disney Firm Africa says: “At Nationwide Geographic, we imagine that when individuals perceive the world higher, they care extra deeply for it. Nationwide Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 133 years, and Staff Sayari is a shiny instance of this mission and goal. We can not await viewers throughout the continent to share on this partaking and entertaining native sequence, with a hope that it’ll assist develop them right into a passionate neighborhood of younger explorers, impressed to study concerning the world wherein they dwell and attempt to guard it”.
Says U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman: “The American individuals are proud to work with personal and native companions in Kenya and throughout Africa to encourage and encourage the subsequent technology of environmental champions. Staff Sayari, and its digital and academic outreach actions, engages younger individuals of their faculties and communities with recent views and new concepts, which is essential to supporting the imaginative and prescient of a greener future for all.”
Says Dr. Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect: “Staff Sayari is a primary in so some ways. African youngsters and consultants presenting the continent’s wealth of biodiversity treasures has by no means been seen earlier than. Our baby path blazers reporting from totally different components of Africa convey the continent collectively to work on options to the challenges that threaten our wildlife. The ability of the sequence lies within the voices of African youngsters calling one another to motion.”
Staff Sayari is the results of a collaborative effort between Nationwide Geographic, The Walt Disney Firm Africa, USAID, the U.S. State Division and WildlifeDirect. The sequence is produced by Kenyan manufacturing firm White Rhino Movies with the intention to rejoice the surroundings and lift consciousness of conservation and related points in a enjoyable and relatable manner. There may even be partaking digital extensions on social media platforms that may enable viewers to additional discover matters addressed within the sequence in addition to an outreach programme that may lengthen the attain of the programme into nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Find out how to tune in:
DSTV: Channel 182
StarSat: 221 on DTH, 221 on DTT (250 on DTT in Uganda)
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For The Walt Disney Firm Africa:
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About The Walt Disney Firm EMEA:
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The Walt Disney Firm has been in Europe, Center East and Africa (EMEA) for over 80 years and employs hundreds throughout the area. Between Disneyland Paris and its different iconic manufacturers, together with Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Nationwide Geographic, 20th Century Studios and ESPN, The Walt Disney Firm EMEA entertains, informs and conjures up thousands and thousands of customers in additional than 130 nations via the facility of unparalleled storytelling. Disney+, the corporate’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, is at present obtainable in 17 markets throughout Europe.
WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive affect Kenyan primarily based group that seeks to vary hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures endlessly. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to attach individuals to their wildlife and nature and encourage them to treasure it and act to preserve it. The group produces Wildlife Warriors, a well-liked wildlife TV sequence about our wildlife heroes and heroines, and the animals that they’re saving. We intention to rework and catalyse the wildlife movie making business in Africa. The sequence is screened on nationwide TV in addition to in school rooms via the Wildlife Warriors Children conservation schooling program.
The U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) is the world’s premier worldwide growth company and a catalytic actor driving growth outcomes. Via our cross-sectoral programming, USAID works to deal with the world’s most pressing wants, together with biodiversity conservation, schooling, and financial growth. USAID works to assist raise lives, construct communities, and advance democracy. USAID’s work advances U.S. nationwide safety and financial prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. President John. F. Kennedy created USAID by government order in 1961 to guide the U.S. authorities’s worldwide growth and humanitarian efforts.
About The U.S. Division of State
The U.S. Division of State leads America’s overseas coverage via diplomacy, advocacy, and help by advancing the pursuits of the American individuals, their security and financial prosperity. Via its 270 diplomatic missions world-wide, the Division of State is dedicated to supporting public outreach efforts round key overseas coverage issues that assist construct peaceable relations between the individuals of the US and other people of different nations, in addition to advance U.S. overseas coverage and nationwide safety targets.
The Bureau of Academic and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to extend mutual understanding between the individuals of the US and the individuals of different nations by way of instructional and cultural trade that help within the growth of peaceable relations.