Award for world's best educational pre-school media in 2008 goes to
‘Tsehai Loves Learning’ is a popular educational children's media
project in the local Ethiopian language of Amharic. This
UNESCO-sponsored programme won the top prize in the pre-school category
at the Japan Prize 2008 International Contest for Educational Media.
Beyond the international recognition associated with this award, the
prize includes an ornate trophy and $3,000 USD.
The Japan Prize was established in 1965 by the national Japanese
broadcaster NHK. The annual festival honours the top educational
programmes worldwide. ‘Tsehai Loves Learning’ topped 30 other
programmes which were entered into the category from around the globe.
The Ethiopian show creators were able to attend the festival thanks to
the UNESCO Office in Addis Ababa.