N*Gen – Next Generation TV

The first Pan-African science TV show for children and their families

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The Challenge

The COVID-19 crisis has affected Sub-Saharan Africa particularly hard. Many children have been homebound and missing out on learning that is already underfunded and inadequate for the needs of the next generation.

Our Solution

N*Gen (pronounced “Engine”) is next-generation television program that promotes a culture of holistic learning and development. This modular show is an engaging compilation of STEM (disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational segments delivered by charismatic teachers, exciting animations, fun quizzes and experiments, fitness and mindfulness exercises, as well as tips for healthy living.

Goals

• Foster a culture of curiosity and discovery
• Model new holistic ways of approaching learning
• Promote positive gender norms
• Nurture trust in science
• Help families stay safe during the pandemic

Target

Primary target are upper primary school children but because of the co-viewing viewing patterns, N*GEN is designed as a family show for all ages to enjoy.

Learn with N*Gen

Educators and students worldwide have been using N*Gen as a tool in their science classes. We encourage you to do the same and send us your feedback. FREE learning materials are available for download here: https://tinyurl.com/4khu2jnc

Development

We have started this under our own initiative as something that is needed urgently during the current crisis. Season 1 comprises of 13 broadcast half-hour episodes and is currently airing in multiple markets in Sub-Saharan Africa on terrestrial/free-to-air TV channels: Eswatini, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and The Africa Channel in the US and the Caribbean.

N*Gen Season 2 launches in November 2021 and is packed with exciting science adventures across Africa, as well as creative solutions to address climate change.

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