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Group Sayari to Premiere throughout Africa on 24 September 2022


 Pan-African youngsters’ collection to encourage the subsequent era 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 challenge companions, Nationwide Geographic, the U.S. Division of State, the U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID) and WildlifeDirect have immediately revealed that the extremely anticipated Nationwide Geographic Youngsters programme, Group 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 area 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 subsequent era of environmental conservation leaders, every episode begins with a DNA-inspired pc named Funzi giving our younger presenters missions to finish. This units the scene for adventurous journeys, during which the wonders of the pure world, and the necessity to stay extra frivolously on the planet, are revealed. On their travels, Group Sayari will meet Nationwide Geographic Explorers and trailblazers within the fields of conservation, science, nature, wildlife and the surroundings, studying useful classes relating to the best way to cut back their impression, defend and restore nature in a enjoyable method.

Viewers can anticipate thrilling travels, intriguing discoveries, enjoyable DIY actions and enthralling adventures each week. Within the premiere episode, Group 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’ll do to assist curb air pollution. Viewers may also anticipate fascinating journeys by wild areas comparable to mountains, forests and nature reserves, and encounters with wild animals from elephants to bees, from sharks to snakes, and every part in between. On their travels, they meet sudden heroes in these farout places that share fascinating insights concerning the planet we name residence.

Christine Service, Basic 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 Group Sayari is a shiny instance of this mission and function. We can’t look ahead 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 during which they stay and attempt to guard it”.

Says U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman: “The American individuals are proud to work with non-public and native companions in Kenya and throughout Africa to inspire and encourage the subsequent era of environmental champions. Group Sayari, and its digital and academic outreach actions, engages younger folks of their colleges and communities with contemporary views and new concepts, which is vital to supporting the imaginative and prescient of a greener future for all.”

Says Dr. Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect: “Group Sayari is a primary in so some ways. African kids 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 components of Africa convey the continent collectively to work on options to the challenges that threaten our wildlife. The ability of the collection lies within the voices of African kids calling one another to motion.”

Group 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 purpose to have a good time the surroundings and lift consciousness of conservation and related points in a enjoyable and relatable method. There will even be partaking digital extensions on social media platforms that can permit viewers to additional discover subjects addressed within the collection in addition to an outreach programme that can prolong the attain of the programme into nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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How you can tune in:

DSTV: Channel 182

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



For extra data, 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, Basic Leisure and Sports activities–centered on creating 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 12 months 2020.

The Walt Disney Firm has been in Europe, Center East and Africa (EMEA) for over 80 years and employs hundreds 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 nations by the facility of unparalleled storytelling. Disney+, the corporate’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, is at the moment obtainable 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 without end. 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 purpose to remodel and catalyse the wildlife movie making trade in Africa. The collection is screened on nationwide TV in addition to in lecture rooms by the Wildlife Warriors Youngsters conservation schooling program.

About USAID:

The U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID) is the world’s premier worldwide improvement company and a catalytic actor driving improvement outcomes. By means of our cross-sectoral programming, USAID works to deal with the world’s most pressing wants, together with biodiversity conservation, schooling, and financial improvement. 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 government order in 1961 to steer the U.S. authorities’s worldwide improvement and humanitarian efforts.


About The U.S. Division of State

The U.S. Division of State leads America’s overseas coverage by 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 america and other people of different nations, 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 america and the folks of different nations via instructional and cultural alternate that help within the improvement of peaceable relations.


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