Episode 77

Pioneering African Edutainment with Nisha Ligon


June 8th, 2021

49 mins 23 secs

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Special Guest

About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week's episode is close to heart. I have as my guest Bangkok born, VA raised, globally trained and now achieving honorary Mbongo status in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nisha Ligon, a social entrepreneur with a background in media and science, and a passion for education. She has produced content for the BBC, the Guardian, online learning platforms, and an award winning documentary, Twiga Stars [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEh2I8FYH_g]-- she's an avid footballer. Nisha holds an MSc. from Imperial College London and a B.S. from Yale.

Our paths intersect with her role as Co-founder and CEO of UBONGO, Africa's leading kids' edutainment company. Ubongo creates top quality, localized edutainment to help Africa's 500 million kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives. Their vision is to equip Africa's next generation with the educational foundation, critical skills and positive mindsets to change their own lives and communities for the better. Over 17 million families in Africa learn with our edu-cartoons and radio programs, and we're rapidly growing across the continent. At Ubongo, she’s lead visionary, series producer/ screenwriter, and does whatever it takes to get our products made, tested and released! Through a distribution relationship with Ubongo, LEAP Transmedia introduced Ghanaian children and families to the program beginning in 2015.

Where to find Nisha and Ubongo?
On LinkedIn
On Twitter
On Facebook
On Instagram
On YouTube

What's Nisha listening to?
How to Save the Planet Podcast
The Cipher Podcast
Homecoming [https://gimletmedia.com/shows/homecoming/episodes]
Pinna for kids

Other topics of interest:
About Laura Poitras
Tom Chi @ TEDx