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26 April 2017

Tibeb Girls, an animation project by Bruktawit Tigabu (Ethiopia)

Tibeb Girls, an animation project
by Bruktawit Tigabu

Bruktawit Tigabu, an elementary teacher in Ethiopia who wants to improve literacy, especially for young girls, is founder and director of Whiz Kids. She is developing the “Tibeb Girls Series”, an animation project about three young super heroines.


The Tibeb program will help provide a social behavioral change communication package & health care services for adolescents, helping them to learn about the changes that happen at their age and to explore their world in a healthy way.

The program is comprised of the Tibeb Girls series, the Tibeb school clubs and making health services available for adolescents and women.

Tibeb Girls’ series will be a 2d Animation Series about three African adolescent super heroines taking the audience on a fun, imaginative and educational journey as they thrive to understand the changes that are happening to them and the struggles girls face everyday. To enhance the reach of this program to the most remote and rural areas it will be adapted to radio and comic books.

Tibeb school clubs will have engaging and interactive guides to provide information about the different reproductive health issues adolescents face.

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