In February the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation will air the first segments of an educational cartoon aimed at teaching math in East Africa.
Targeted at kids between seven and 13 years old, "Bunga Bongo" will trace the adventures of three youngsters as they use math to solve problems in their community.
Says Nisha Ligon, the show's co-founder:
This will not teach kids everything they need to know, but it will help them get the basics.
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