Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
“Ahlan Simsim”, the award-winning children’s show hosted by the creators of “Iftah Ya Simsim” and “Sesame Street” around the world, collaborates with Arab star Raya Abi Rashid for a special episode.
Abi Rached is a Lebanese broadcaster, producer and journalist known for co-hosting the TV show Arabs Got Talent and the entertainment news show Scoop with Raya on MBC.
Abi Rasheed has worked as a field reporter for some of the biggest international entertainment events including the Oscars, Cannes Film Festival and many international film events.
Abi Rashid was elected Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a strong voice promoting the support and empowerment of children, especially those affected by displacement, making him an obvious Ahlan Simsim partner as a presenter of TV. The educational program is part of a broader humanitarian program aimed at supporting children and families affected by the crisis across the region.
The main educational objective of the current Ahlan Simsim season is to strengthen children’s problem-solving skills by engaging their imagination, which is an important component of children’s resilience and social and emotional well-being. Abi Rashid’s cameo in the season finale highlights the importance of imagination for children as they face everyday obstacles.
“We are very happy to work with Raya Abi Rashid. In addition to being multi-talented, Raya is a role model for many in the region and a true example of how important it is to make your dreams come true,” says Este Pradanaashvili. , Senior Director. and Ahlan Simsim, supervising producer at Sesame Workshop. We hope Rayya inspires our young viewers to believe in themselves, activate their imaginations and confidently reach their goals.
For her part, Raya Abi Rashed commented on the collaboration with “Ahlan Simsim” and said: Filming the Ahlan Simsim episode was particularly special, not only for what the characters on the show meant to me, but also for the great enthusiasm that prevailed when my daughter found out. Furthermore, the wonderful atmosphere created on the set made the day even more special.
Since its launch in February 2020, Ahlan Sims has been viewed by over 18 million children in the Middle East and North Africa. The show won the 2022 Anthem Gold Award for special projects in humanitarian work and service and was nominated for a 2021 International Emmy for the episode “Old Memories”.
Source: Al Ittihad
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