Ask Dr. Pamoja Covid-19 Response
Pamoja means “together” in Kiswahili. During the Covid-19 pandemic, perhaps Dr. Pamoja is just what we all need: someone who has it all together, who reminds us that big or small, we can all help one another stay healthy.
Created specifically for Kenyan kids, “Ask Dr. Pamoja” is our first foray into making video productions. We currently have six episodes in 9 languages and also have alternate radio broadcast versions of each.
A Case Study of our 4th, 5th, and 6th episode was published on the “hygiene hub” (a project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases) in cooperation with AMREF. https://www.hygienehub.info/en/case-studies/kenya-diffusing-puppet-edutainment-programmes-on-mass-media-to-inform-children-about-covid-19
English and Swahili versions play daily on Akili Kids! network available free-to-air and GoTV, DSTV and ZUKU.
A Daily Nation article on our puppets fighting covid can be seen here.
Check out our full language playlist here:
We won the 2020 Kalasha Award for Best TV Advertisement with Ask Dr. Pamoja!