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'Sisimpur' wins International Kidscreen Awards

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 21st July, 2022 02:06:59 PM
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'Sisimpur' wins International Kidscreen Awards

The popular children’s program Sisimpur for Bangladeshi children won the prize for the Best mixed media series at the global prestigious Kidscreen Award.

Sisimpur received this award for an episode from its 13th season which focused on how helping      others can be a rewarding experience.

Announced on July 19, 2022 evening, over 500 entries were submitted in this year’s KidScreen award where the big names like Netflix, Cartoon Network, BBC, Warner Bros.

Animation, Fox Media, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Universal Television, PBS Kids, DreamWorks Animation; participated.    

In expressing his excitement for Sisimpur being awarded the prestigious Kidscreen Award, the Managing Director of Sesame Workshop Bangladesh Mohammad Shah Alam said,“This is undoubtedly a great achievement for the Bangladesh media industry and for everyone involved with the program. The Kidscreen Award is a prestigious award for the children’s program worldwide. I believe this is a matter of great pride for the Sisimpur team and Bangladesh as whole for winning such an award at a global platform, which will inspire us further to continue doing the important work that we focus on. Our 17 years of endeavor to help children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder through creating and distributing contents essential for the development and education of young children of our country”.

This is mentionable that Sisimpur was also previously awarded as the best child friendly program through a survey conducted by BBC World Service Trust in 2010 and was nominated as the third best popular program in overall categories.

Since the inception of Sisimpur, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been supporting the program through financial assistance and technical guidance. Currently Sesame Workshop Bangladesh is implementing the three-year $4.1 million USAID's Promoting Education for Early Learners project that aims to ensure quality education, diversity, equity and inclusion for children. The U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh and the USAID Mission Director congratulated the entire Sisimpur team on this remarkable achievement.

About Sesame Workshop Bangladesh

Sesame Workshop Bangladesh (SWB), the branch office of Sesame Workshop is the proud producer of Sisimpur - the local version of world-famous children’s television program ‘Sesame Street’ in Bangladesh. The TV show has been airing since 2005 with a view to making early childhood education delightful and enjoyable for Bangladeshi children. Apart from the TV series, SWB  implements a series      of initiatives to reach Bangladesh young children with essential early childhood lessons through digital platforms and school and community outreach activities through partnership with government and many different organizations.