‘Sesame Street’ awarded $100 million grant to bring interactive education to refugee children

‘Sesame Street’ awarded $100 million grant to bring interactive education to refugee children

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Sesame Street just won a hefty award to bring educational programming and a humanitarian response to children displaced by war and conflict in the Middle East.

Sesame Street and the International Rescue Committee were awarded a $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant on Wednesday to build an early-childhood education program for kids dealing with “toxic stress” in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria. An estimated 9.4 million children will be able to use the specialized programming.

Last year the beloved children’s TV show and the global humanitarian aid organization IRC partnered to focus on programming for the youngest refugees and displaced children. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | ‘Sesame Street’ awarded 0 million grant to bring interactive education to refugee children

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