Co-production Takalani Sesame (South Africa) and series like Sesame Teret Teret (Ethiopia) Sesame Friends (in countries across Africa), Sesame Hadithi Njoo (Kenya) and Sesame Sheeko Sheeko (Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti) are key to our early education efforts in Africa, alongside social impact initiatives encompassing health and hygiene, teacher training, learning through play, and more
With its endearing characters, songs, and stories, Takalani Sesame is the first classroom for South African children. Takalani friends teach children and their caregivers about learning through play, how to regulate emotions, building identity, and being part of a community.
A partnership between Sesame Workshop and World Vision, WASH UP! reaches children across Africa with easy-to-share lessons about safe water, sanitation, and hygiene habits. And with support from the Hilton Foundation, Sesame Workshop is providing early learning and social cohesion in refugee and migrant-hosting communities in Uganda.
WASH UP! is led by furry Sesame friends who model handwashing and healthy latrine use as part of their everyday routine.
In Uganda, Sesame piloted a program to tackle bias and prejudice and foster greater social cohesion in communities that have been transformed by displaced populations.
Sesame Workshop strives to bring learning to any region where access to quality early education is severely limited.
Teacher Training in Ghana
In a country where teachers aren’t always well-prepared to teach, Sesame is showing educators how to nurture children’s academic, social, and emotional development through interactive learning. Hosted by the colorful Muppets of Sesame Street, our video training modules impart valuable teaching techniques and classroom management strategies.
Filling a Need for Education in Ethiopia
Sesame Teret Teret, debuted in 2018 in the Amharic language, in which “teret teret” is an expression used to let people know that a story is about to be told. Now, the characters of Sesame Teret Teret bring original stories, early learning, and lessons about respect and understanding to children and families across the country.
In a pilot funded by Oak Foundation, male caregivers learned about the transformative power of play through interactive workshops designed to promote gender role transformation.