Since 2015, Sesame Workshop and LEGO Foundation have worked together in India, Mexico, and South Africa to give children in need the opportunity to learn through play. Now, for the first time, they’re teaming up to address the specific needs of children in crisis settings.
On Wednesday, the LEGO Foundation announced it would award Sesame Workshop a $100 million grant over a five-year period to support children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises. Sesame Workshop will use these funds to provide play-based learning opportunities through mass media programming and direct services, which include a play-based curriculum and safe spaces for children to play. Sesame videos, storybooks, games, and other materials will feature your favorite characters, as well as new characters.