Ambassador Popp Launches Season 3 of N*Gen, a Pan-African STEM-Based Children’s TV Show
Kayunga, September 27, 2023– The U.S. Mission in Uganda launched Season 3 of N*Gen, a Pan-African STEM-based television series for children, on the campus of Enimiro Products Uganda, a vanilla processing and export company. In a partnership between the U.S. government and Peripheral Vision International (PVI), the series inspires interest in STEM by highlighting projects related to health, climate change, wildlife, biodiversity, agriculture, and technology systems and education. Episode one, aired at the launch, features Ugandan vanilla farmers, agriculture extension workers, and vanilla processing facilities. It also highlights the vanilla value chain in Uganda in a fun, understandable way for kids, highlighting the ongoing collaboration with both public and private Ugandan agricultural entities, and showcasing the U.S. government-funded Vines project. The Vines project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), is working to make Uganda the world’s next leading supplier of high-quality vanilla. Check out the trailer for N*GEN’s Season 3 vanilla episode here: https://youtu.be/OyEGMgNW91g
Speaking at the launch, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda William W. Popp said, “In addition to U.S. government support to the Ugandan agricultural sector through initiatives like the Vines program and the Farmer-to-Farmer program, the U.S. government also works to connect this support to Uganda’s youth through programs like the International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program, which provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to assist countries like Uganda in establishing school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs.”
N*Gen is a science and technology-based TV show for African youth developed by PVI. N*Gen engages African teachers, students, and subject matter experts through content that highlights U.S. government supported projects in Uganda and other African countries.
For more about N*Gen, visit https://www.youtube.com/@NgenTVAfrica/about
For additional information, please contact:
Strategic Communications Specialist
U.S. Embassy Kampala