Season 2 of N*Gen, a Pan-African STEM-Based Children’s Television Show, Launches with United States Support
Kampala, November 9, 2021 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown launched Season 2 of N*Gen, a Pan-African STEM-based children’s television show filmed largely in Uganda and produced by U.S. NGO Peripheral Vision International (PVI). The launch event at Uganda Virus Research Institute included an advance screening of Season 2’s first episode on the topic of viruses and vaccines, which will air Friday, November 12 at 4:30 p.m. on NTV (Uganda).
PVI created N*Gen, standing for “Next Generation,” in cooperation with educators and students from Kampala’s Clarke Junior School following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to address educational and social challenges faced by young people during school closures. 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 health, science, and environmental issues that affect their daily lives. N*Gen episodes, which are free to air, are now broadcast on 44 networks in 14 African countries, shown 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 extensive history and infrastructure of Uganda’s public health institutions and their role in preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious diseases through decades-long collaboration with the United 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 elsewhere in the world; to offer ongoing learning opportunities for children whose education has been impacted by COVID-19; and to help viewers to stay healthy and informed about viruses, vaccines, and other issues affecting their daily lives,” said Ambassador Brown.
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Dorothy Nanyonga, Information Assistant
U.S. Mission Uganda;
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