Staff Sayari to Premiere throughout Africa on 24 September 2022


 Pan-African children’ collection to encourage the following technology of conservation leaders, that includes youth from Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania

 NAIROBI / JOHANESBURG: 13 September 2022: Following the latest announcement of title of the collection, The Walt Disney Firm Africa, along with its mission companions, Nationwide Geographic, the U.S. Division of State, the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) and WildlifeDirect have right this moment revealed that the extremely anticipated Nationwide Geographic Youngsters programme, Staff Sayari, will air every Saturday on  Nationwide Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) at 13:00 (CAT) from 24 September 2022.

Nairobi-based youths Mysha Hodson (13), Marita Lucas (12), Shanah Manjeru (14), Railey Mwai (10) and Adarsh Nagda (12) function studio hosts for the present. From Sayari basecamp, they hyperlink to discipline presenters that journey to East, West and South Africa to discover intriguing aspects of the surroundings, interview consultants on the bottom and study what is required to guard and preserve our pure world. Becoming a member of them on location 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).

Led by the programme’s objective to encourage significant, impactful behavioural change in younger viewers throughout the continent and create the following technology of environmental conservation leaders, every episode begins with a DNA-inspired laptop named Funzi giving our younger presenters missions to finish. This units the scene for adventurous journeys, wherein the wonders of the pure world, and the necessity to reside extra evenly on the planet, are revealed. On their travels, Staff Sayari will meet Nationwide Geographic Explorers and trailblazers within the fields of conservation, science, nature, wildlife and the surroundings, studying worthwhile classes relating to learn how to cut back their impression, defend and restore nature in a enjoyable approach.

Viewers can count on thrilling travels, intriguing discoveries, enjoyable DIY actions and enthralling adventures each week. Within the premiere episode, Staff Sayari learns how single use plastic is dangerous to marine life after Funzi sends them on a journey to find how waste supplies attain our oceans, and what they will do to assist curb air pollution. Viewers can even count on fascinating journeys via wild areas corresponding to mountains, forests and nature reserves, and encounters with wild animals from elephants to bees, from sharks to snakes, and all the pieces in between. On their travels, they meet surprising heroes in these farout places that share fascinating insights concerning the planet we name residence.

Christine Service, Normal Supervisor of The Walt Disney Firm Africa says: “At Nationwide Geographic, we imagine that when folks perceive the world higher, they care extra deeply for it. Nationwide Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 133 years, and Staff Sayari is a brilliant instance of this mission and objective. We can’t look forward to viewers throughout the continent to share on this partaking and entertaining native collection, with a hope that it’s going to assist develop them right into a passionate group of younger explorers, impressed to study concerning the world wherein they reside and try to guard it”.

Says U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman: “The American persons are proud to work with personal and native companions in Kenya and throughout Africa to encourage and encourage the following technology of environmental champions. Staff Sayari, and its digital and academic outreach actions, engages younger folks of their colleges and communities with recent views and new concepts, which is essential to supporting the imaginative and prescient of a greener future for all.”

Says Dr. Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect: “Staff Sayari is a primary in so some ways. African youngsters and consultants presenting the continent’s wealth of biodiversity treasures has by no means been seen earlier than. Our youngster path blazers reporting from totally different elements of Africa convey the continent collectively to work on options to the challenges that threaten our wildlife. The facility of the collection lies within the voices of African youngsters calling one another to motion.”

Staff Sayari is the results of a collaborative effort between Nationwide Geographic, The Walt Disney Firm Africa, USAID, the U.S. State Division and WildlifeDirect. The collection is produced by Kenyan manufacturing firm White Rhino Movies with the intention to have a good time the surroundings and lift consciousness of conservation and related points in a enjoyable and relatable approach. There may also be partaking digital extensions on social media platforms that may enable viewers to additional discover subjects addressed within the collection in addition to an outreach programme that may prolong the attain of the programme into international locations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Easy methods to tune in:

DSTV: Channel 182

StarSat: 221 on DTH, 221 on DTT (250 on DTT in Uganda)



For extra info, please contact:

For The Walt Disney Firm Africa:

c/o Jenny Griesel Communications

For WildlifeDirect:

Trish Sewe

For U.S. Division of State

The Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs:


About The Walt Disney Firm EMEA:

The Walt Disney Firm, along with its subsidiaries and associates, is a number one diversified worldwide household leisure and media enterprise that features Disney Parks, Experiences and Merchandise; Disney Media & Leisure Distribution; and three content material teams—Studios, Normal Leisure and Sports activities–centered on growing and producing content material for DTC, theatrical and linear platforms. Disney is a Dow 30 firm and had annual revenues of $65.4 billion in its Fiscal Yr 2020.

The Walt Disney Firm has been in Europe, Center East and Africa (EMEA) for over 80 years and employs 1000’s throughout the area. Between Disneyland Paris and its different iconic manufacturers, together with Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Nationwide Geographic, 20th Century Studios and ESPN, The Walt Disney Firm EMEA entertains, informs and evokes hundreds of thousands of customers in additional than 130 international locations via the ability of unparalleled storytelling. Disney+, the corporate’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, is at present out there in 17 markets throughout Europe.


About WildlifeDirect:

WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive impression Kenyan based mostly group that seeks to vary hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures perpetually. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to attach folks to their wildlife and nature and encourage them to treasure it and act to preserve it. The group produces Wildlife Warriors, a preferred wildlife TV collection about our wildlife heroes and heroines, and the animals that they’re saving. We intention to rework and catalyse the wildlife movie making trade in Africa. The collection is screened on nationwide TV in addition to in lecture rooms via the Wildlife Warriors Youngsters conservation training program.

About USAID:

The U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) is the world’s premier worldwide growth company and a catalytic actor driving growth outcomes. By means of our cross-sectoral programming, USAID works to deal with the world’s most pressing wants, together with biodiversity conservation, training, and financial growth. USAID works to assist carry lives, construct communities, and advance democracy. USAID’s work advances U.S. nationwide safety and financial prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. President John. F. Kennedy created USAID by govt order in 1961 to guide the U.S. authorities’s worldwide growth and humanitarian efforts.


About The U.S. Division of State

The U.S. Division of State leads America’s overseas coverage via diplomacy, advocacy, and help by advancing the pursuits of the American folks, their security and financial prosperity.  By means of its 270 diplomatic missions world-wide, the Division of State is dedicated to supporting public outreach efforts round key overseas coverage issues that assist construct peaceable relations between the folks of the USA and folks of different international locations, in addition to advance U.S. overseas coverage and nationwide safety targets.

The Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to extend mutual understanding between the folks of the USA and the folks of different international locations by the use of instructional and cultural alternate that help within the growth of peaceable relations.


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