Studio Shooting of Hikayat Simsim’s Season Finale
Jordan Pioneers and Sesame Workshop, the producers behind the national children's educational program Hikayat Simsim, recently announced the completion of the studio shooting for season 4 of Hikayat Simsim, with the support and cooperation of the Project's partners.
Since the project commencement in 2003 until this moment with 3 seasons aired, Hikayat Simsim series has addressed several important issues for children, and positively contributed to raising children's awareness of literacy, numeracy, health and hygiene, Emotions, national identity, road safety, Environment, mutual respect, tolerance and understanding, by virtue of the distinguished and entertaining programming, with episodes full of joyful segments including Muppets, animations, live action films, and other multimedia components.
Season 4 of Hikayat Simsim will bring new fun adventures of its characters, implementing new educational and recreational learning tools, and introducing new songs that are attractive to children, which will send positive and educational messages and motivate children them for the love of learning.
General Manager of Jordan Pioneers and Executive Producer of Hikayat Simsim, Khaled Haddad, expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the studio shooting and said "The new components of Hikayat Simsim in the 4th season will reach to every child nationwide, with Jordan TV embracing the series on its screen". "We, as a leading Jordanian project for early childhood education, can imprint significant and effective marks on children's ways of life, by using several methods to address them, and provide them with an entertaining TV show, rich with values, principles, and the right practices for daily life, through the characters, Tonton, Juljul, Elmo, and Simsim family".
"The goals we have set for the series are not limited to time and place, therefore, we are keen to sustain and keep up the work to change the present and create better future for the children; producing the 4th season of Hikayat Simsim program is an approach to ensure sustainability and continuity of our mission", he added.
The partners' cooperation and support have positively contributed to spreading the Program's messages among all social categories: children, parents and teachers; such socially oriented undertaking sets a vivid example for others to follow suit, and ultimately play their role as corporate citizens.
Hikayat Simsim is part of a broader educational initiative made possible by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bank of Jordan, and the Ministry of Education. It supports the Jordanian National Educational Reform for a Knowledge Economy (ERFKE) in collaboration with many NGO's and the donor community to provide a better future for Jordan's children.