Posted by David Wood on May 04, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An incredible early childhood education program for refugee kids.
 
 
I thought this project, a collaboration between the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Street to provide early childhood education to refugee children in the Middle East, would make a great weekly program. At 35 minutes, it's rather long, but I was spellbound.
 
 
"In the end, the Muppet may well have been the secret weapon.
 
(In December 2017) this proposal by Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to educate Middle Eastern refugee children is the winner of the MacArthur Foundation's largest-ever grant, a $100 million prize awarded under the 100&Change label, the Chicago foundation announced Wednesday.
 
'We will create the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response,' Jeff Dunn, CEO of Sesame Workshop, the maker of "Sesame Street," said in a statement.
 
The 100&Change grant 'will bring hope and opportunity to a generation of refugee children,' said David Miliband, president and CEO of IRC. 'This MacArthur grant will create a model for investment in early childhood services around the world.'"
 
(If you cannot see the video below on your device, click here).
 
 
 
For more information, watch Sesame Street and the IRC Team Up for Refugee Children. (3:33)
 
 
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