Shamba Shape Up is a practical, make-over style farmer TV series aimed at East Africa’s rapidly growing rural and peri-urban television audience aiming to give both farmer and audience the practical tools and knowledge they need to improve productivity and income on their farms ('shambas’). Focused on agricultural development, the series shows how different practical and accessible methods and approaches can bring about significant livelihood improvements on small farms, often at very low, or even no, cost.
Makutano Junction is a weekly drama series set in a typical peri-urban East African town. The drama follows the lives, loves, frustrations and successes of a small African community living in a context and a manner familiar to tens of millions of people on the continent. Through the carefully written script and a cast of familiar characters, Makutano Junction models real-life dramas and dilemmas as well as their solutions. It highlights basic rights and injustices while demonstrating remedies and best practices. The results are loyal weekly audiences of multiple millions across Africa.
Kenya’s first ever children’s educational television programme aims to bring first-class entertainment and education directly into the homes and lives of Kenyan children and their families. Know Zone works to raise the educational standards of young Kenyans by improving their grasp of key literacy and numeracy syllabus requirements. Life skills messages ranging from information about children’s rights and responsibilities to key health concepts and ideas, are also covered through short dramas, storytelling and a studio based ‘advice zone’. And in Kenya’s changing socio-political environment the programme also addresses issues such as ethnicity, peace building and diversity.