UNICEF and Sesame Street in Kosovo
Sesame Street Kosovo (originally launched in 2004 and again in 2006) are thirty minute shows on TV that combine education with tolerance. The program is based on existing segments from Sesame Workshop’s international library, but combined with locally produced live action films that are incorporated into the television series. These two-minute films depict the everyday lives of children from a variety of backgrounds and provide a window through which viewers can learn about the traditions and experiences of others.
The show is the first locally produced educational media initiative in the area – and the first that provides children of diverse ethnic backgrounds with age-appropriate messages encouraging respect for each other.
UNICEF is producing a round of outreach materials for use in a variety of learning environments to extend the educational messages of the series to Kosovo’s most remote areas.
Read a full article at UNICEF’s web page here.