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Introducing 'Sim Sim Hamara'

Sim Sim Hamara is the Pakistani adaptation of the engaging educational children's program Sesame Street, created by Rafi Peer Theatre workshop in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, and funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This will be an early education resource for large number of Pakistani children who lack access to formal educational opportunities. – Reuters Photo Series

Sesame Street character Elmo (L) along with locally developed puppet characters Rani (2nd L) and Munna (C) talk with show hosts Mishi Khan (2nd R) and Salman Shahid at the launching ceremony of the Pakistani version of Sesame Street called ?Sim Sim Hamara at Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in Lahore November 26, 2011.
Sesame Street character Elmo (L) along with locally developed puppet characters Rani (2nd L) and Munna (C) talk with show hosts Mishi Khan (2nd R) and Salman Shahid at the launching ceremony of the Pakistani version of Sesame Street called ?Sim Sim Hamara at Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in Lahore November 26, 2011.
Sesame Street character Baily (R) and locally developed puppet Munna perform.
Sesame Street character Baily (R) and locally developed puppet Munna perform.
Spectators watch a Sesame Street performance featuring locally developed characters at the launching ceremony of the Pakistani version of Sesame Street called ?Sim Sim Hamara? at Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in Lahore.
Spectators watch a Sesame Street performance featuring locally developed characters at the launching ceremony of the Pakistani version of Sesame Street called ?Sim Sim Hamara? at Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in Lahore.
A locally developed puppet named Baji is seen performing.
A locally developed puppet named Baji is seen performing.
Men hold locally developed character Haseen-o-Jameel at the launching ceremony of ?Sim Sim Hamara?.
Men hold locally developed character Haseen-o-Jameel at the launching ceremony of ?Sim Sim Hamara?.
American Consulate General Nina Fite (C) poses for a group photo and the production team with Sesame Street and locally developed puppet characters during the launching ceremony of ?Sim Sim Hamara?.
American Consulate General Nina Fite (C) poses for a group photo and the production team with Sesame Street and locally developed puppet characters during the launching ceremony of ?Sim Sim Hamara?.

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Mona
Nov 28, 2011 12:18pm
It is unfortunate that the US Army should undo with a single strike all the good work that the US State Department has done in years. Armies should never be involved in bilateral relations.
Parus
Nov 28, 2011 12:31pm
very nice info about sim sim hamara :) i have liked Haseen o jameel alot :)...well i think this type of project needs good marketing strategy so that every child will know sim sim humara...............here in Pakistan we can only see billboards for dramas and films not for the educational projects. The marketing team must think about it and simply hang billboards with local sim sim characters so that children will wait for the series before it goes on-air.
Kumar
Nov 28, 2011 07:54pm
..In INDIA, the show is known as " GALI GALI SIM SIM "...& It's being broadcasted on POGO & on DD1(terrestrial)... & in the past the program has featured prominent personalities like Hillary Clinton, Obama, along with other successful Indian personalities from various fields.
Uzma
Nov 28, 2011 09:31pm
This is high quality work and I am so glad that Peer group is leading this. I hope that even after USAID funding has ended that this very important program will continue and another donor, perhaps, the Jang group.
Umme Kulsoom
Dec 12, 2011 01:27pm
Many Congratulations to the team of Sim Sim Hamara. Me being a media specialist and an emerging media artist really feel the need of positive programs on Pakistani media to educate our children and keep them away from the consequences of violent cartoons and other nonsense programs. Best of luck :)