Apr 19, 2017
Sesame Street teamed up with Google Earth to spotlight 12 bright, strong, girl Muppets from Sesame Street on the revamped platform, that was unveiled today. Hailing from the U.S. and countries including India, South Africa, Mexico, Germany, Nigeria, and Bangladesh, these inquisitive girl Muppets inspire children everywhere to learn, explore, and dream big.
Sesame Street’s Muppets, like Chamki from India and Lola from Mexico, help kids—especially children living in places where preschool is not otherwise available—gain the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. In Afghanistan, where only a third of girls complete primary school, three million children receive quality early education with their friend, Zari, on local co-production Baghch-e-Simsim. With Sesame Street content that shows girls’ achievements and potential, but also models positive behaviors for boys and men, Google Earth promotes the message that all children are valuable and important, regardless of gender.
Each girl’s country on Earth features a curated selection of videos for kids. Now, children everywhere can go on a global learning adventure at any time with these smart, curious girls.
Sesame Workshop is committed to reaching and teaching children, especially the most vulnerable. To help bring educational Sesame Street materials to children in need visit yellowfeatherfund.org/.