Join the quest to pre­serve African wildlife

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TO­GETHER for Good Wildlife Spe­cial, an ed­u­ca­tional mini-se­ries cre­ated to in­spire kids about en­dan­gered wildlife, wants you to be­come a change- maker. In com­mem­o­ra­tion, Nick­elodeon has launched a Tan­za­nia en­vi­ron­ment within its hit ed­u­ca­tional ge­og­ra­phy app, Dora’s World­wide Ad­ven­ture.

“Our re­search shows that 73% of kids aged 6-11 think their age group has the po­ten­tial to change the world for the bet­ter,and we want to give them the tools to do just that,” said Bradley Archer-Haynes, Nick­elodeon In­ter­na­tional’s vice pres­i­dent for cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.

“The To­gether for Good Wildlife Spe­cial com­bined with the Tan­za­nia launch on our Dora app al­lows our re­la­tion­ship with the African Wildlife Foun­da­tion to reach and em­power all kids, from preschool to tweens on all the plat­forms they love.

“Uganda served as the per­fect back­drop to de­velop en­ter­tain­ing con­tent that teaches kids about the im­por­tant im­pli­ca­tions of African wildlife con­ser­va­tion and to in­spire them to use their voices to get in­volved.”

In the To­gether For Good Wildlife Spe­cial, Nick­elodeon star Bre­anna Yde ( School of Rock) will guide young view­ers on a jour­ney through Uganda as she dis­cov­ers key con­ser­va­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges and hears from heroes who work daily to pro­tect at-risk wildlife.

The mini-se­ries and sup­ple­ment­ing dig­i­tal fea­tures will tell the sto­ries of real life heroes: guides, park rangers, de­tec­tion dogs and their han­dlers and show kids ev­ery­where how they can help from home with ad­di­tional re­sources at http:// wildlife. nick­elodeon.tv.

Kids can par­tic­i­pate in the #AWFRoarChal­lenge on so­cial me­dia, which en­cour­ages kids to take videos of them­selves roar­ing in a funny ef­fort to scare a friend. As the of­fi­cial cam­paign hash­tag, #AWFRoarChal­lenge will also col­late fun an­i­mal facts, ways to fundraise.

Catch the To­gether For Good Wildlife Spe­cial on Nick­elodeon ( DStv chan­nel 305) on Wed­nes­day, July 18, at 4.15pm. – JBJ Re­porter

African Wildlife Foun­da­tion pres­i­dent Kaddu Se­bunya with Nick­elodeon star Bre­anna Yde on the ‘To­gether for Good Wildlife Spe­cial’. Pic­ture: Sup­plied

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