Halum, Tuktuki, Ikri, Shiku all are known and well-liked name among children and other people also. Do you know who are they? They are the characters of popular children TV programme Sisimpur. The popular show Sisimpur stepped into the 17th year on April 15.
Every year, the 15 April is celebrated as ‘Sisimpur Day’ as it was the very first day of broadcasting Sisimpur.With a mission to make learning more interactive and create base of mindset for the children and teenagers, Sisimpur was launched in 2005, with support from USAID Bangladesh.
With the motto ‘Prithibita Dekhchhi, Protidin Shikhchhi’, Sisimpur aims to make learning a joyful experience in early childhood. It has been designed to meet the learning needs of children three to eight year old across various social classes and different regions of the country.
Regarding the accomplishment of 16 years’ journey, the Executive Director of Sisimpur, Mohammad Shah Alam said, “For sixteen years, this programme is being created to meet the early education needs of 3 to 8 years old children. And the goal is also to meet the needs of the parents, caregivers and teachers. Through joyfulness and play, Sisimpur plays an integral role in the holistic development of the child.”
From its outset, Sisimpur assumes Bangladesh is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society. Sisimpur seeks to create an environment where a child experiences total childhood by growing up within Bangladesh and outside of Bangladesh.
Beyond the nationally beloved television programme, Sisimpur uses innovative means to engage children within their own communities, including providing content and training to childcare centers and bringing Sisimpur to remote areas with mobile screenings. This popular show is being aired on Duronto TV, Maasranga and BTV.