WITH THE POLISH "WILD KIDS" IN KENYA
From the 11th till 19th of January 2007 KPF was assisting the TV crew making a program for children in Kenya.
The “Lowcy Przygod” is a Polish edition of the popular Swedish children’s program Wild Kids broadcasted on Polish Public Television since September 2006 on a national TV Channel 1.
Trip to Kenya was a main prize for the participants of “Lowcy przygod” (10-13 years old) competed in a set of educational games in a safari park in Sweden. The games checked the knowledge about animals living in Africa, the environment and preserving the planet.
Polish children were very keen on finding out and getting to know more about Africa and its’ inhabitants.
Trip to Kenya gave the small heroes opportunity to see the animals that they have met in the park, in their natural habitat, to find out as much as possible about the people of Kenya, their style of life, culture and education. They spend some days on safari in the Tsavo National Park and Amboseli National Park, visiting a Maasai village, Mzima Springs and the of Kilimanjaro Mountain. The KPF worker, Kamila Kadzidlowska, was invited to assist the crew and provide the knowledge on some cultural and linguistic issues.
Thanks to the engagement of the Polish Consul, Reshadi Noor, they could also take part in a lesson together with the Kenyan children in the Serani School in Mombasa with the Polish writer’s named library of Adam Mickiewicz. The crew was welcomed by H. E. Polish Ambassador in Nairobi- Wojciech Jasinski, who assisted us with his help on the airport.
Polish children are very content about whole trip and, quoting the 12 years old Olga “surprised about the variety of Kenyan landscapes, cultures and ways of living”. They are thinking about returning to Kenya one more.
The reportage of the trip will be shown on a Naional TV Channel 1 in about a month.
We believe that this program is another step in promoting the Kenya’s cultural and environmental richness in Poland.