Project profile — Animating Change: 1001 Nights

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Animating Change: 1001 Nights - Overview
Big Bad Boo Studios Inc. (CA-CRA_ACR-3826889354)
2021-03-03 - 2022-06-30
Country / region • Philippines (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (80.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Children's issues (principal objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results


This project seeks to implement the 1001 Nights Civic and Peace Education Program to support the learning continuity of children in grades four to six during the coronavirus pandemic, while promoting peace and stability in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The 1001 Nights Program is a multi-platform educational entertainment program, that uses cartoons to teach children between the ages of 6 and 12 life skills and civic values, including non-violence, human rights, democracy and gender equality, in formal and informal learning environments. By increasing children’s understanding of civic values, this project aims to reduce the vulnerability of children in the BARMM to the drivers of instability. Project activities include: (1) translating and dubbing of the 1001 Nights episodes and materials into three local languages; (2) providing equipment and materials, including teaching guides and lesson plans, to the BARMM’s Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE); (3) providing training to the MBHTE and its teachers on methodologies to teach peace and civic education; (4) broadcasting the 1001 Nights episodes in television and radio; and (5) implementing the curriculum for in-class and distance learning by the MBHTE, with support from parents/caregivers. This project expects to target 50,000 children (of which 30,000 are girls) and 1,500 teachers (of which 1,000 are women) in 100 schools in the BARMM as well as 5,000 parents/caregivers (of which 3,000 are women).

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved provision of distance-based peace and civic education that normalize inclusivity and gender equality by the MBHTE and parents/caregivers in the BARMM; and (2) improved behavior of children in the BARMM in deconstructing and countering drivers of social instability.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $55,000
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