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Sesame Street and Google Earth partner to showcase Muppet Girls

Published on: April 20th, 2017

Kids everywhere can go on interactive global adventures.

Sesame StreetSesame Street has teamed up with an all-new Google Earth to spotlight 12 bright, strong, girl Muppets from Sesame Street on the revamped platform. Hailing from the US and countries including India, South Africa, Mexico, Germany, Nigeria, and Bangladesh, where local versions of Sesame Street are produced, these girl Muppets are inspiring children everywhere to learn, explore, and dream big.

Sesame Street’s Muppets, like Chamki from India and Lola from Mexico, help kids, especially children living in places where preschool is not otherwise available, gain the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. In Afghanistan, where only a third of girls complete primary school, three million children receive quality early education with their friend, Zari, on local co-production Baghch-e-Simsim. With Sesame Street content that shows girls’ achievements and potential but also models positive behaviors for boys and men, Google Earth promotes the message that all children are valuable and important, regardless of gender.

Sherrie Westin, executive vice president, Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop, commented: “Our Sesame programmes put girls’ empowerment center stage. Our strong female characters are powerful role models for young girls the world over, and we are proud to partner with Google Earth to use this wonderful platform to reach girls everywhere and children around the globe.”

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