1 Following the recent announcement of the title of the series, The Walt Disney Company Africa (www.TheWaltDisneyCompany.com), along with its project partners, National Geographic, the US Department of State, the US Agency.
2 for International Development (USAID) and WildlifeDirect today revealed that the highly anticipated National Geographic Kids show, Team Sayari, will air every Saturday on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) at 1:00 p.m. (CAT) on from September 24, 2022.
3 Young Nairobi residents Mysha Hodson (13), Marita Lucas (12), Shanah Manjeru (14), Railey Mwai (10) and Adarsh Nagda (12) serve as studio hosts for the Program.
4 From Sayari Base Camp, they connect with field presenters who travel east, west, and South Africa to explore intriguing facets of the environment, interview experts on the ground, and learn what it takes to protect and conserve our natural world.
5 Joining them at the venue are Sheilah Sheldone (13, Kenya), Toluwanimi Olaoye (12, Nigeria), Christian Mekhi (10, Rwanda), Atule Mazane, Khahliso Khojane, Thandolwethu Fani (13, 14, 15, South Africa) and Sabrina Kilumanga (10, Tanzania).
6 Driven by the show’s goal of inspiring meaningful and impactful behavior change in young viewers across the continent and creating the next generation of environmental conservation leaders, each episode begins with a DNA-inspired computer called Funzi giving our young presenters missions to complete.
7 This sets the stage for adventurous journeys, revealing the wonders of the natural world and the need to live more lightly on the planet.
8 On their travels, the Sayari team will meet National Geographic explorers and pioneers in the fields of conservation, science, nature, wildlife and the environment, learning valuable lessons on how to reduce their impact, protect and restore nature.
9 nature in a fun way.
11 In the premiere episode, the Sayari team discovers how single-use plastic is harmful to marine life after Funzi sends them on a journey to find out how waste materials end up in our oceans and what they can do to help save them.
12 curb pollution.
13 Viewers can also look forward to fascinating journeys through wild spaces like mountains, forests, and nature reserves, and encounters with wild animals, from elephants to bees, sharks to snakes, and everything in between.
14 On their travels, they meet unlikely heroes in these faraway places who share fascinating information about the planet we call home.
15 Christine Service, General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa says, “At National Geographic, we believe that when people better understand the world, they care more deeply about it.
16 National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 133 years, and Team Sayari is a shining example of this mission and purpose.
17 We can’t wait for viewers across the continent to share this engaging and entertaining local series, in the hope that it will help them become a passionate community of young explorers, inspired to learn about the world they live in and strive for.
18 protect it.
20 Says US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman: “The American people are proud to work with private and local partners in Kenya and across Africa to motivate and inspire the next generation of environmental champions.
21 Team Sayari, and its educational and digital outreach activities, engage young people in their schools and communities with new perspectives and ideas, which is key to supporting the vision of a greener future for all.” Says Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Executive Director of WildlifeDirect: “The Sayari team is a first in many ways.
22 Never before have African children and experts been seen presenting the wealth of treasures of the continent’s biodiversity.
23 Our child pioneers reporting from different parts of Africa bring the continent together to work on solutions to the challenges that threaten our wildlife.
24 The power of the series lies in the voices of African children being called to action.” Team Sayari is the result of a collaborative effort between National Geographic, The Walt Disney Company Africa, USAID, the US Department of State, and WildlifeDirect.
25 The series is produced by Kenyan production company White Rhino Films with the aim of celebrating the environment and raising awareness of conservation and associated issues in a fun and family-friendly way.
26 There will also be engaging digital extensions on social media platforms that allow viewers to further explore the topics covered in the series, as well as an outreach program that will expand the show’s reach to countries in sub-Saharan Africa.