International Contest for Educational Media – Preschool Category The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize “Tsehai Loves Learning” won the top prize in the Preschool category at the Japan Prize 2008 International Contest for Educational Media. The Japan Prize was established in 1965 by the national Japanese broadcaster NHK. The annual festival honors the
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Exciting news for our friends in Addis! Shoa Hypermarket in the Zefmesh Mall in Megananya is hosting a storytime for kids and families every Saturday at 11:00 AM (4:00 Ethiopian time) in Tsehai’s Reading Corner.
After a -productive brainstorming session, we are eager and happy to announce that the next season of Tsehai Loves Learning will focus on basic health awareness. This seasons three central objectives are to improve: Knowledge and attitudes of children on safety, nutrition, hygiene and communicable disease Knowledge and attitudes of families on safety, nutrition, hygiene
With Save the Children, WKW created and is distributing wooden educational toy sets to the Somali region. 450 sets have been distributed to Dollo Ado. These materials are distributed in traveling teacher kits. In a region that often lacks designated learning spaces and the infrastructure to utilize Tsehai videos, this program allows early education teachers to move to different locations.
With the assistance of our crowdsourcing campaign, WKW equipped 31 classrooms in 20 government-run primary schools around Addis with Tsehai Loves Learning Corners filled with Amharic flashcards, posters, storybooks and workbooks. In total, WKW distributed 6000 student workbooks. Each school received a Tsehai-themed reading corner, the new Tsehai Loves Learning season, and a DVD player. To ensure that these products are used properly, WKW provided
Whiz Kids has teamed up with World Vision Ethiopia to deliver 41,500 books to children all over the Oromia Region! The project, a part of World Vision’s Literacy Boost Program, has provided materials from Whiz Kids’ 10-book Tsehai Loves Reading collection to children in Ethiopia’s most illiterate region. The books are written in Afaan Oromo
2008 Educating Africa: Teach-A-Man-To-Fish The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship is the award for the most entrepreneurial education programs in Africa. The award is run by UK based education charity Teach-A-Man-To-Fish. The 2008 edition, sponsored by ‘Educating Africa’, sought to identify the very best organizations rising to the challenges of supporting education across Africa, highlight their ways
Whiz Kids Workshop Awarded 2008 Children’s Television Festival’s Next Generation Prize The “Next Generation Prize” is awarded to “a production team that is inspirational, innovative and inspired by a great idea that was produced under difficult circumstances. The intention of the award is to promote talent that—with financial support, mentoring and consultation—promises to come up with great