Sesame Street Makes History by Introducing the First-Ever Rohingya Muppets for Refugee Children

Sesame Street is doing its part to support children and families who've been affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

The nonprofit organization that produces the show, Sesame Workshop, recently announced the creation of their first-ever Rohingya Muppets, who are 6-year-old twins named Noor and Aziz. The two siblings, who live in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, will be featured in several educational videos that cover topics like science and math. They'll also be addressing more complex topics like emotional wellbeing.

In a statement, Sherrie Westin, president of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop, said, "Noor and Aziz are at the heart of our efforts to bring early education and learning through play to children and caregivers affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis, who have been impacted tremendously by the dual crises of displacement and the Covid-19 pandemic." 

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