Launch of Season 2 of N * Gen, a pan-African STEM-based children’s TV show, with support from the United States
Kampala, November 9, 2021 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown kicked off Season 2 of N * Gen, a pan-African STEM-based children’s television show, filmed largely in Uganda and produced by the American NGO Peripheral Vision International (PVI). The launch event at the Uganda Virus Research Institute included a pre-screening of the virus and vaccine-themed Season 2 premiere episode, which will air Friday, November 12 at 4:30 p.m. on NTV (Uganda).
PVI created N * Gen, meaning ‘Next Generation’, in cooperation with educators and students at Clarke Junior School in Kampala after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to address the educational and social challenges facing young people during school closings. The show is designed to foster a culture of curiosity, discovery and critical thinking while promoting girls’ empowerment and providing young people with accurate information about the health, science and environmental issues that affect their lives. daily. The episodes of N * Gen, which are broadcast for free, are now broadcast on 44 networks in 14 African countries, broadcast in the United States and the Caribbean, and are also available on YouTube.
The virus and vaccine episode, filmed with financial support from the United States Mission in Uganda, highlights the long history and infrastructure of Uganda’s public health institutions and their role in prevention, detection and response to infectious diseases through decades of collaboration with the United States. States. “Our collaboration with N * Gen has made it possible to share the story of our incredible collective work with audiences of all ages across Africa and around the world; provide lifelong learning opportunities for children whose education has been affected by COVID-19; and to help viewers stay healthy and informed about viruses, vaccines and other issues affecting their daily lives, ”Ambassador Brown said.
For more information, please contact:
Dorothy Nanyonga, information assistant
United States Mission in Uganda;
Phone. : + 256-414-250-314 x6104;
Email: [email protected]