Sisimpur’s new project focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion20 November 2021
Entertainment Report :
Sesame Workshop, the founding organisation of children’s favourite programme Sisimpur, is implementing a new project for the children in Bangladesh. The organisation will implement various programmes focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion under the project ‘Promoting Education for Early Learners.’ USAID is providing financial support for this three-year project.
The 52 episodes of TV programmes will
be developed under this new project, which will be broadcasted from different TV channels of the country. In addition, storybooks, Braille books and digital learning materials appropriate for children will be published. At the same time, there
will be school and community-based
programmes. Sisimpur will work at school and community levels in different parts of the country to retain the disadvantaged, children with disabilities and girl children at school and improve their
learning outcomes. Sesame Workshop Bangladesh and USAID jointly announced the opening of the new project at a hotel
in the capital on Thursday on the occasion of International Education Week. The
project was inaugurated by Kathryn
Davis Stevens, the USAID mission
director in Bangladesh. The programme was arranged following Covid-19 protocols and the number of participants was kept minimum for ensuring social distancing, added the statement. Member of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board Professor AKM Reazul Hassan, Chief of Asiatic Marketing Communications Sara Zaker and Executive Director of Sisimpur Shah Alam attended the event.