Like many of you I grew up on Powerpuff Girls, and fortunately a new animation series in Ethiopia, The Tibeb Girls hopes to inspire a new generation of kids around the world.
The Tibeb Girls are Ethiopia’s very own PowerPuff girls – in green Fikir (meaning love), in black Tigist (meaning patience) and in red Fiteh (meaning Justice), the three girls set out to save the day.
“The Tibeb program will help provide a social behavioral change communication package & health care services for adolescents, helping them to learn about the changes that happen at their age and to explore their world in a healthy way.
The program is comprised of the Tibeb Girls series, the Tibeb school clubs and making health services available for adolescents and women.
Tibeb Girls’ series will be a 2d Animation Series about three African adolescent super heroines taking the audience on a fun, imaginative and educational journey as they thrive to understand the changes that are happening to them and the struggles girls face everyday. To enhance the reach of this program to the most remote and rural areas it will be adapted to radio and comic books.
Tibeb school clubs will have engaging and interactive guides to provide information about the different reproductive health issues adolescents face. ”
“While at this point, we are seeking support for the initial pilot season of the Tibeb Girls, we are looking at how the program can grow in the future. With characters and general storylines established, the second year will yield 13 radio and 13 television episodes. The final year will again build on efficiencies and result in 13 radio and 26 television episodes. Printed comics reinforcing the messages of the Tibeb Girls can be printed and distributed.”