Good Use Of Tax Dollars? U.S. Funds Urdu Version Of Sesame Street In Pakistan
Afghanistan is where al Qaeda used to be, and we send troops. Pakistan is where they are now, and we send Big Bird. USAID is giving $20 million so Pakistani children can witness the joys of Sesame Street.
The project aims to boost education in Pakistan, where many children have no access to regular schooling.
The show is to be filmed in Lahore and aired later in the year.
“The programme is part of a series of ventures that is aimed at developing the educational infrastructure in the country,” Virginia Morgan, a spokesperson for USAID, told the BBC.
“Education is one of the vital sectors that need help in Pakistan.”
The show will be set in a village in Pakistan – rather than the streets of New York – with roadside tea shop and residents sitting on their verandas.
Exporting American culture is more positive than exporting American war; but how about the fact that we’re fighting over money for PBS, which spawned Sesame Street, while this goes by practically unnoticed.Click here for reuse options!
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