"It's amazing how welcoming people are when you arrive with Muppets."
On January 31st, Mindr's Brooklyn community heard from Dr. Abby Bucuvalas, Senior Director of Educational Programs for Sesame Workshop, the creator of world-renowed television program Sesame Street. Abby shared her experiences deploying Big Bird, Elmo, and international muppets for teacher training initiatives in Ghana, community outreach in Nigeria, health programming in Sub-Saharan Africa, and programs supporting meaningful play in low-resource communities in India, Mexico and South Africa, among others.
Big thanks to Abby and Sesame Workshop, and to Brooklyn Label for hosting us so graciously (and baking us scrumptious home-made zucchini and banana bread), Rose & Rex for curating toys for the littles, Little Nomad for the comfy play area, and Sparkle & Conquer for donating a very lucky door prize.
photos by emily barnacle
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