Disney Africa Launch New Episodes of Team Sayari to Inspire Environmental Conservation

March 8, 2023

The Walt Disney Africa, in partnership with USAID, the U.S. State Department, and WildlifeDirect, is set to premiere brand new episodes of Team Sayari on National Geographic Wild this March.

This children’s program launched in 2022, aims to encourage viewers to engage in conservation of Africa’s vast biodiversity and natural resources.

Further it aims to inspire curiosity, ignite positive behaviour change and nurture environmental champions.

This program’s objective is to celebrate, encourage and inspire the next generation of environmental champions to interact with, preserve, and safeguard the environment and natural resources.

The brand new episodes will continue to showcase fascinating insights, facts and adventures throughout the natural world.

Alongside the television production, an outreach programme, run by WildlifeDirect is currently underway across East Africa, extending the reach of the series into rural communities.

This program dubbed Nature Positive Kids Outreach is targeting 10,000 children in 200 schools.

Additionally, a call for conservation project proposals to all participating schools will be rolled out in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania on 3 March to mark this year’s World Wildlife Day and to incentivise schools to embrace the environment.

To enhance their digital footprint, Team Sayari web-based app, will soon be available, providing digital extensions of the programme, fun activities and even more ways to engage with the natural world.

This innovative, edutainment TV series is produced by Kenyan Production Company, White Rhino Films.

The episodes will be hosted by studio hosts Mysha Hodson (15), Marita Lucas (14), Shanah Manjeru (16), Railey Mwai (12) and Adarsh Nagda (14).

In addition, young field presenters from across the continent Thandolwethu Fani (15), Khahliso Khojane (15), Sabrina Kilumanga (11), Atule Mazane (14) Christian Mekhi (11), Toluwanimi Olaoye (13) and Sheilah Sheldone (14) will be in the field to gather information from experts.


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