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Akili Kids! Now On GOtv Channel 63
1 November 2021 – Nairobi, KENYA Multichoice launched the GOtv Supa package which offers a range of lifestyle and entertainment channels, featuring more entertainment for the kids, more drama-filled telenovelas, and more proudly local content, among them Akili Kids! Kenya’s number one TV station for children and families. “With the festive season fast approaching, families need…Read More
Customer Service: Hearing Less and Listening More
Ask anyone what comes to mind when they think of customer service. You will most likely hear phrases like, “Being kind and polite to customers”, “Always smiling and being nice” or “Relating well with customers”. This is definitely true, but not entirely. Formerly, customer service primarily focused on ensuring that clients got the service they…Read More
What Is our Children’s Perception of Your Brand During This Pandemic?
By Gerry Gitonga, General Counsel, Akili Network I believe this will be a question that will pop up in one way or another into the minds of the children of today when they are older and the Covid pandemic has been consigned into the annals of history. But it is a question that parents and…Read More
How Are You Doing Today?
The Mental Wellness Series Let me tell you a story… There’s this guy who works at the gym I go to; whenever I walk in, he will always ask with a smile…”How are you doing today Sharon?” I know this may be a formality but his tone of voice always suggests otherwise. I always tell him…Read More
Why is Diversity in Children’s Media Important? – Part 1
More often than not, we don’t realise how much what we choose to expose kids to, plays a key role in modelling them. According to a report conducted in North America by Lemish & Johnson (2019), 65% of what children (up to age 12) watch consisted of white characters. Out of the 65%, most female…Read More
There Is No Set Path – Forge Your Own.
No matter what you have studied in school, what you believe your career will be or what your profession has become, there is no set path. You can change your mind about what you want to do with your life and set out to try something different at any time. See an opportunity no one…Read More
N*GEN Comes to Akili Kids!
Akili Network, creators of Akili Kids!, Kenya’s first and only dedicated free-to-air children’s TV channel, and Peripheral Vision International, an award-winning media NGO, have signed a partnership deal to bring N*GEN, a new children’s program produced in East Africa. N*GEN promotes a culture of curiosity, discovery and fun for 7 to 12-year-old children. Peripheral…Read More
6 Easy Tips to Help Your Kids Become Better Readers
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss Think about this for a minute: can your child read the words on the page of a book and sound them out properly, but when you ask what it means, they can’t tell you?…Read More
Akili Kids!, COVID-19, and everything in between… an interview with CEO and cofounder, Jeff Schon
“Never Assume Anything…” ~ Richard Winkler In July, Akili Network commissioned a survey from Geopoll and the research showed that since the launch of Akili Kids! in March, the channel has become the most-watched Children’s TV Channel in Kenya and is also second to Citizen TV as the most viewed channel in homes with children…Read More