Primary school teacher incorporates health-focused educational media in her classroom With the help of a giraffe, education in Ethiopia is reaching new heights. After more than eight years of teaching, Abeba Eyasu, a primary school teacher at Addis Ababa Bole Gerji Primary School, was surprised to learn through a USAID-sponsored program that children’s learning is
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In 2015, during the close out of the first round Tsehai Loves Learning –Healthy Whiz Kids project a research was conducted in collaboration with the Blue Butterfly to measure impact of the project. Findings of the research showed that the television episodes of the Tsehai Loves Learning- Healthy Whiz Kids program doubled children’s health knowledge.
Japan Prize 2014 Our co-founder, Bruktawit Tigabu, received the honor of serving as a judge at Japan Prize 2014. Japan Prize has a long history of excellence. It was chartered “to encourage higher standards in audiovisual content for education, with the objective of aiding the development of educational broadcasting around the world, and of contributing
Overview Think you have what it takes to write a script for the upcoming season of Tsehai? Well this is your chance. Participate in the Healthy Whiz Kids Script Writing Challenge. Read the rules and guidelines below, write a script, then submit it for consideration. Winners will see their script come to life on television and
Pro Pride Ethiopia purchased and distributed 20,000 Tsehai storybooks as part of a USAID project called “Improving Reading Skills Defining Childhood Dreams.” Tsehai leveled storybooks cover from beginner to advanced readers with local stories beautifully illustrated and high quality print. Similarly, we want to thank Initiative Africa for purchasing twelve Tsehai storybook kits. These materials
Involve Me Whiz Kids is participating in the United Kingdom’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC). Working with Link Community Development Ethiopia (LCDE), Whiz Kids has devised an innovative approach called “Involve Me; Watch Me” to help girls stay in school and finish their primary education. “Involve Me; Watch Me” is a multimedia platform which allows young
We’ve been hosting scriptwriter workshops for our upcoming season of Tsehai. The goal is familiarize our writers with our mission, Tsehai, and the Healthy Whiz Kids initiative. We have been blessed to receive pro bono training from Dr. Charlotte Cole, a founder of the Blue Butterfly Collaborative and former Vice President of Sesame Street International,
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.
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