'Sesame Street' Afghanistan unveils first female muppet

April 8, 2016 12:57 PM

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'Sesame Street' Afghanistan unveils first female muppet

Meet Zari, Sesame Workshop’s first Afghan girl Muppet. The curious and eager 6-year-old will make her debut in Season 5 of "Baghch-e-Simsim" (Sesame Garden), Afghanistan’s local co-production of "Sesame Street."

Zari, whose name means “shimmering,” will be featured in new, locally produced segments that focus on curriculum topics like girls’ empowerment, national identity, physical health, and social and emotional wellbeing. Zari will be featured in three formats: speaking directly to viewers, interacting w...

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