World Vision International

Partnership with Sesame Street

Sesame Street partners with World Vision to protect children from disease that contribute to childhood death such as diarrhoea and pnuemonia. The partnership between Sesame Workshop(the non-profit organisation behind the popular children's programme, Sesame Street) and World Vision began when the two organisations worked together to develop a programme that reached 6,800 students in rural communities throughout Zambia. This partnership has now expanded to 11 countries.

Raya, one of the newest members of the Sesame family, along with her friend Elmo, teach children and families about positive health behaviours related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Originally developed with generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Raya is an adorable girl Muppet who remembers everything she reads and pays close attention to hygiene.

This new video features Raya and the WASHUP! programme reaching Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

Watch this video to learn more about our partnership with Sesame Street in Zambia. 

World Vision and Sesame Workshop joined together to commemorate Global Handwashing Day (15 October). You can find a summary of our activities and materials here

Read more about working with Raya in Zambia.

For more information about the partnership between Sesame Street and World Vision, read this press release.