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Manufacturing Commences On Nationwide Geographic Youngsters Africa Instructional Leisure Sequence

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 Sequence goals to encourage lasting, impactful behaviour change in younger viewers in Africa, inspiring the subsequent era of environmental advocates by offering them with the information and abilities 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 Improvement (USAID) and the U.S. Division of State have introduced that manufacturing has commenced on the Nationwide Geographic Youngsters Africa academic 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 based mostly hosts for the present. Casting is at the moment underneath means for subject presenters that may current inserts in different areas of Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania.

Nationwide Geographic Youngsters Africa is a collaborative effort to have fun the atmosphere and lift consciousness of conservation and related points by way of a factual leisure programme for youngsters. The challenge goals to encourage and promote optimistic behaviours amongst its audiences to guard the world during which they reside, by way of engendering a deeper understanding of their environments.

The 26-part tv collection will likely be shot primarily in East Africa with extra filming in West and Southern Africa. The collection will likely be produced by The Walt Disney Firm with White Rhino Movies because the manufacturing companion. White Rhino Movies is a youthful, inventive and vibrant manufacturing firm, based mostly in Kenya with a ardour for crafting high quality and interesting tales.

Implementation companion WildlifeDirect will collaborate on analysis and artistic approaches for the collection, as properly spearhead related group outreach tasks throughout East Africa, aiming to encourage learners from 200 colleges to make an enduring influence on the conservation of species-rich landscapes. By investing in information and abilities, by way of instruments reminiscent of conservation hubs, academic 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 Youngsters Africa will air throughout Africa on each Nationwide Geographic Wild and Disney Channel, late in 2022, with participating digital extensions on social media platforms that may enable viewers to additional discover matters addressed within the collection.

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For extra info, please contact:

For The Walt Disney Firm Africa:

c/o Jenny Griesel Communications

jenny@jennygriesel.co.za

For WildlifeDirect:

Trish Sewe

psewe@wildlifedirect.org

For U.S. Division of State

The Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs:

ECA-Press@state.gov

For USAID:

press@usaid.gov

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 creating 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 1000’s 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 evokes tens of millions of customers in additional than 130 nations by way of the facility of unparalleled storytelling. Disney+, the corporate’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, is at the moment obtainable in 17 markets throughout Europe.

About WildlifeDirect:

WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive influence Kenyan based mostly group that seeks to alter hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures ceaselessly. 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 rework and catalyze the wildlife movie making trade in Africa. The collection is screened on nationwide TV in addition to in lecture rooms by way of the Wildlife Warriors Youngsters conservation schooling program.

About USAID:

The U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID) is the world’s premier worldwide growth company and a catalytic actor driving growth outcomes. By means of 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 international coverage by way of diplomacy, advocacy, and help by advancing the pursuits of the American folks, their security and financial prosperity.  By means of its 270 diplomatic missions world-wide, the Division of State is dedicated to supporting public outreach efforts round key international coverage issues that assist construct peaceable relations between the folks of the US and other people of different nations, in addition to advance U.S. international coverage and nationwide safety targets.

The Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to extend mutual understanding between the folks of the US and the folks of different nations by the use of academic and cultural alternate that help within the growth of peaceable relations.

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