Thanks to your support of our campaign, Help Sesame Street Educate Girls Worldwide, Sesame Workshop can continue to bridge the gender-based education gap, and give girls the best chance for success in school – and in life.
With your support, Sesame Workshop has been able to reach girls with critical early learning education while promoting gender equity and inclusion among all children.
This includes programs like our WASH UP! Girl Talk program, which aims to reduce school absenteeism among young girls ages 10 to 14 that is oftentimes related to menstruation-related stigma. By bringing girls vital menstrual hygiene information, we can help improve school outcomes as they grow, and by featuring confident and knowledgeable female characters Sesame Workshop educational content models healthy behaviors and shows children that girls can take on leadership roles.
A new impact study found that participants in Girl Talk show significant increases in their knowledge of healthy hygiene behaviors and for girls, confidence in their personal menstrual hygiene. Findings also demonstrated that Girl Talk helps to shift attitudes about traditional gender roles and responsibilities, helping girls to have the tools, knowledge and confidence they need to continue to attend school.
Your support means we can continue to help girls everywhere dream big and reach their full potential. Thank you for being a part of the Sesame Workshop community.