Brukty talking at Japan Prize 2014

Bruktawit Returns to Japan Prize as Judge

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

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Bruktawit Tigabu instructing girls how to use a camera for Ethiopia's part in the Girls' Education Challenge

Involve Me; Watch Me Sneak Peak

Here’s an Involve Me; Watch Me Sneak Peak, our upcoming series to be released for the United Kingdom’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC).  Working with Link Community Development Ethiopia (LCDE), Whiz Kids has devised a multimedia platform which allows young people to create film about the challenges they face and introduce them to a role model who

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Picture of Tsehai for Healthy Whiz Kids

Healthy Whiz Kids Script Writing Challenge

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

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Brukty - Co-founder and CEO of Whiz Kids Workshop posing with Tsehai for the Tremplin Prize 2014

Brukty Awarded Tremplin Prize

We are proud to announce that our co-founder and CEO, Bruktawit Tigabu, has been selected as one of two individuals awarded the 2014 Tremplin Prize.  The award is in partnership with UNESCO in recognition of “the promotion of social entrepreneurship of young people and a culture of peace in Africa.”  The award includes a $10,000

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A Tsehai Reading Corner featuring Tsehai storybooks, flashcards, and and posters to encourage childhood literacy in Ethiopian schools

Tsehai Storybooks Put to Use

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

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Days for Girls representative, founder of Whiz Kids Workshop, and Youth Champion Tinbit Daniel holding the reusable feminine sanitary products

Congratulations to Youth Champion Tinbit Daniel

  Our very own Tinbit Daniel (pictured on the left) was selected by the Public Health Institute as one of eighteen Youth Champions. The award recognizes young leaders of sexual and reproductive health.  She travels to California in December for a weeklong incubator featuring leadership training, mentorship, and possible project funding.  For more information on

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A representative from Days for Girls meeting with Whiz Kids Workshop to discuss a partnership with WKW in Ethiopia (Africa)

Days for Girls Partnership in Ethiopia

We are excited to announce a new project launch.  Two weeks ago representatives from Days for Girls International met with Whiz Kids Workshop.  Days for Girls’ mission is to reclaim the days girls lose from menstruation using reusable feminine hygiene products.  The kit (pictured below) is an affordable, sustainable alternative to expensive disposable products or

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Bruktawit Tigabu instructing girls how to use a camera for Ethiopia's part in the Girls' Education Challenge

Girls’ Education Challenge – Ethiopia

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

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A scriptwriter's workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Africa)

Scriptwriter Workshops

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,

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US AID from the American People (Logo), sponsors of Healthy Whiz Kids in Ethiopia

Healthy Whiz Kids Project Update

Our newest project, Healthy Whiz Kids, is off and running. We are excited to address the lack of proper health education among children through the upcoming season of Tsehai.  Tsehai’s adventures will naturally encourage healthy behavior by educating viewers on a healthy lifestyle.  Children will be empowered with knowledge on specific topics like vaccination, hygiene,

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