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TV cartoon in Kyrgyzstan promotes educational messages

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, March 11, 2008 - The national TV channel in Kyrgyzstan has created an educational TV programme with the help of UNICEF. For more than two years a cartoon has been broadcast that tackles public health issues such as healthy diets and flu prevention.  But the cartoon heroes also give useful advice on important issues for children, such as what are you supposed to do when you break your grandmother’s cup?

Seven-years-old Nurbolot Djamangulov got a new brother a few months ago. When the baby was newly born, the whole family discussed what name to give him. Then Nurbolot said: “Let’s give my brother the name Aktan, because he is clever, strong and all the children in the village love him.” And so the baby was named Aktan.

Aktan is the hero in the TV animation programme called `Magic Journey` that has been broadcast for a second year by the National TV Channel, with UNICEF support. Atkan and friends travel, have adventures and solve problems.  

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