Science learning in many African countries is thought to be incredibly difficult. It is the 'clever' person’s subject. Girls who enjoy science and women scientists are a minority group. Science is learned over long hours, consists
of a lot of memorization, calculations, and the acceptance of abstract theory.
Incredibly, science can sometimes be considered irrelevant in everyday life! We all know that this is not the case. That it is practical, interesting, and filled with wonder.
Joy Kiano Global Ambassador, N*Gen TV Africa
N*Gen (pronounced “engine”) is a next-generation science TV show for young learners in Africa, designed to encourage a culture of curiosity and discovery, model holistic ways of learning, and promote positive gender norms. The program is a compilation of educational segments, delivered by charismatic teachers, exciting animations, fun quizzes, and experiments, as well as tips for healthy living.
Season 1 comprises 13 broadcast half-hour episodes and is currently broadcast in multiple countries in Africa, including Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, as well as the US and the Caribbean via The Africa Channel.
In summer 2021 it will also be launching on Discovery Education and on Common Sense Media's new streaming service, Sensical, which will be available on a variety of portals (Samsung, VIZIO, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Peacock, iOS and Android).
Resources mentioned in video:
Africa’s first science tv show for kids and families. - NPR Story
N*Gen TV Africa's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/NgenTVAfrica/videos
See our kid explorers in the field The Wetlands Episode
See the poop experiment - Food Episode
N*Gen on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ngentvafrica/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ngentvafrica