Staying in to Stay Healthy with the Ahlan Simsim Muppets

How we’re using the power of media to support children across the Middle East during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact & Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop

Basma’s puppeteer, Hind Jaal, remotely tapes a scene from the new broadcast special, “Ahlan Simsim: Friends Time”
Ahlan Simsim characters connect over a video call in “Ahlan Simsim: Friends Time”
In “Ahlan Simsim: Friends Time,” Basma and Jad learn about the importance of social distancing.

Sesame Workshop and the IRC’s joint humanitarian program, bringing vital early education to refugee and host community children in the Syrian response region.

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