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Sequence goals to encourage lasting, impactful behaviour change in younger viewers in Africa, inspiring the subsequent technology of environmental advocates by offering them with the information and expertise to grasp, preserve, and defend the world round us.
- Native collection presenters introduced
- Kenya-based White Rhino Movies introduced as manufacturing companion
Nairobi, 20 April 2022: Within the lead as much as Earth Day 2022, The Walt Disney Firm, Wildlife Direct, the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) and the U.S. Division of State have introduced that manufacturing has commenced on the Nationwide Geographic Children Africa instructional leisure collection.
Moreover, the collection’ first group of presenters have been introduced. Mysha Hodson (13), Marita Lucas (12), Shana Manjeru (12), Riley Mwai (11) and Ardash Nadga (12) will function studio and Nairobi primarily based hosts for the present. Casting is at the moment below approach for subject presenters that can current inserts in different areas of Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania.
Nationwide Geographic Children Africa is a collaborative effort to have a good time the surroundings and lift consciousness of conservation and related points via a factual leisure programme for kids. The venture goals to encourage and promote optimistic behaviours amongst its audiences to guard the world through which they dwell, via engendering a deeper understanding of their environments.
The 26-part tv collection shall be shot primarily in East Africa with extra filming in West and Southern Africa. The collection shall be produced by The Walt Disney Firm with White Rhino Movies because the manufacturing companion. White Rhino Movies is a youthful, artistic and vibrant manufacturing firm, primarily based in Kenya with a ardour for crafting high quality and interesting tales.
Implementation companion WildlifeDirect will collaborate on analysis and inventive approaches for the collection, as effectively spearhead related group outreach initiatives throughout East Africa, aiming to encourage learners from 200 faculties to make an enduring impression on the conservation of species-rich landscapes. By investing in information and expertise, via instruments comparable to conservation hubs, instructional sources, bespoke educator coaching, skilled exchanges and extra, the outreach program goals to develop a passionate group of younger explorers with the fascination and need to guard their continent and their world.
Nationwide Geographic Children Africa will air throughout Africa on each Nationwide Geographic Wild and Disney Channel, late in 2022, with partaking digital extensions on social media platforms that can enable viewers to additional discover subjects addressed within the collection.
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About The Walt Disney Firm EMEA:
The Walt Disney Firm, along with its subsidiaries and associates, is a number one diversified worldwide household leisure and media enterprise that features Disney Parks, Experiences and Merchandise; Disney Media & Leisure Distribution; and three content material teams—Studios, Common Leisure and Sports activities–centered on growing and producing content material for DTC, theatrical and linear platforms. Disney is a Dow 30 firm and had annual revenues of $65.4 billion in its Fiscal Yr 2020.
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 hundreds of thousands of shoppers in additional than 130 nations via the ability of unparalleled storytelling. Disney+, the corporate’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, is at the moment out there in 17 markets throughout Europe.
WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive impression Kenyan primarily based group that seeks to alter hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures without end. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to attach folks to their wildlife and nature and encourage them to treasure it and act to preserve it. The group produces Wildlife Warriors, a preferred wildlife TV collection about our wildlife heroes and heroines, and the animals that they’re saving. We purpose to remodel and catalyze the wildlife movie making trade in Africa. The collection is screened on nationwide TV in addition to in lecture 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. By our cross-sectoral programming, USAID works to handle 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 govt 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 folks, their security and financial prosperity. By 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 folks of america and folks of different nations, in addition to advance U.S. overseas coverage and nationwide safety targets.
The Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to extend mutual understanding between the folks of america and the folks of different nations by way of instructional and cultural alternate that help within the growth of peaceable relations.