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How To Make Good TV for Kids

Akili Kids! now reaches more than 5 million children and 4 million adults every week.

Ask our dedicated viewers what their favourite programme on Akili Kids! is and you will be sure to hear some of these names: Ubongo Kids, Akili and Me, N*Gen and Boom Na Wabi (which has just been nominated for a Kalasha Award!).

We are delighted to bring together the creators of these programmes for an online conversation, and we'd love for you to join us.

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Meet our Panel:

Jesse Soleil

Director: Boom Na Wabi

Jesse Soleil likes to make things, break things, and regularly suffers from “The Innovators’ Dilemma”.

Jesse spent many years at Scholastic, the largest children's publisher in the world, leading adaptive reading technology product development and their businesses for Scholastic Education; consumer R&D for the Lab for Informal Learning; and ultimately eScholastic, overseeing the $2B company's digital division that included 14 eCommerce stores and scholastic.com.

Jesse also has extensive creative experience designing video games, developing interactive toys, co-creating TV shows and developing original IP that works across platforms.

Jesse Soleil

Gosia Lukomska

Producer: N*GEN

As the Executive Creative Director at Peripheral Vision International (PVI), Gosia has led the creation of some of the most innovative media initiatives in the field of Social and Behavior Change Communication in East Africa. Gosia’s work has been featured globally in the New Yorker, CNN, BBC, NPR, El Pais, and Al Jazeera to name a few.

Before joining PVI, Gosia spent several years in Eastern and Southern Africa, producing and directing advocacy films for international and local aid agencies. Prior to her engagement in the development sector, Gosia worked for a cutting-edge marketing agency, Interference Inc., where she was responsible for design and implementation of innovative multi-media productions.

Gosia Lukomska

Christina Bwana

Producer: Ubongo Kids, Akili & Me

Christina Bwana is the Chief Operations Officer and General Manager at Ubongo.  Having grown up in different countries, Christina considers herself a citizen of the world, has a passion for humanity, development and capacity building, and a special place in her heart for kids, having worked on international campaigns on social issues ranging from anti-bullying and child trafficking, to anti-poaching. She holds a dual BA in Psychology and Criminology, a Masters of Arts in Visualizations and a Masters in Educational Sciences.  Christina is a WISE Emerging Leader fellow and the voice of Mama Akili.

Christina Bwana