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 Vision International has produced thirteen half-hour episodes hosted by vibrant and charismatic teachers from all over the African continent exploring different scientific concepts and real-life adventures.
Nurturing a Love for Science
N*GEN promotes a love for science for both girls and boys, by encouraging experiments that can be done at home, creating moments of curiosity about the world around us and developing pride for our incredible African Continent. N*GEN features short moments hosted by real teachers from across the continent who directly participate; these teachers contribute lessons and promote inquiry within subjects that they are experts at teaching.
Where to Watch
N*GEN is set to launch on Akili Kids! on October 10th, 2020, and will be airing on weekends at 8:00 am and 4:00pm. Akili Kids! can be received only in Kenya on Digital and Smart TVs via free-to-air with just an aerial, GOtv decoders in the free-to-air PANG channels section and on StarTimes decoders on PANG channel 105.
About Peripheral Vision International
Peripheral Vision International (PVI) is an award winning media NGO that combines the strength of a Creative Media Agency with the latest technical knowledge and training on Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC).
PVI’s mission is to use media, technology, and popular culture to catalyze social change in East Africa and beyond. Working in a multidisciplinary team and together with partners, PVI designs and tests communication on health, gender, livelihoods and citizenship for hard-to–reach and marginalized populations.
About Akili Network
Akili Network creates safe, free and engaging content destinations with learning outcomes with unprecedented access for children and their families throughout Kenya. Akili Network aspires to help children under the age of 15 become innovative critical thinkers who are confident, healthy, creative, academically prepared and emotionally mature, who value themselves and all genders, beliefs, capabilities, and differences in their peers and communities, and while enabling parents and caregivers to build stronger, healthier relationships with their children.
About Akili Kids!
Akili Kids! is the first-and-only free-to-air children’s channel in Kenya and has become the second most watched daytime TV channel in the country just six months from launch. Akili Kids! has disrupted the Kenyan TV landscape by focusing on 24/7 children’s educational programming and has become the number one way to reach mums and children under 15-years-old in Kenya. Akili Kids! is a safe, fun and supplemental educative destination that focuses on entertaining and inspiring children of all ages and stages.