With widespread school closures and stay-at-home social distancing, there has never been a greater need for quality children’s programming. The Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child is pleased to share the launch of Akili Network’s Akili Kids, a free-to-air children’s television network in Kenya. Dr. Neil Boothby, the GC-DWC’s director, serves as a senior adviser for the project, which aspires to be the most trusted brand in children and family entertainment in Kenya.
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 31 March 2020, Akili Network launched Akili Kids!, Kenya's first and only dedicated free-to-air children's television network with imaginative learning programs that parents can trust and will benefit children. Akili Kids! is digitally broadcasting to TVs, mobile devices and over the Internet.
NAIROBI, KENYA & NEW YORK—Starting a television network is not for the faint of heart, even during economic boom times. But launching one during a global pandemic as a start-up in a country with frequent power outages takes “guts” to another level.