It’s no secret that creativity plays an essential role in a child’s education. And what better way to teach Rohingya and Syrian refugee children than to bring them Muppets?
The LEGO Foundation announced Wednesday it is awarding a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop for a mass-media program to help educate millions of refugee children.
The number of displaced people last year hit a global high, according to the UN Refugees Agency, which said that more than 68 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2017 as a result of war, violence and other forms of persecution. Among them are 25.4 million refugees- about half of whom are under the age of 18.
The always lovable Grover plays with a boy at a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
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“Learning through play can change a child’s life,” say the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop, who believe their program will give these vulnerable kids a leg up during what is an unsettling time for them. Sesame Workshop is the educational organization behind the PBS kids’ show “Sesame Street,” which features Muppets characters.
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