It’s not often you see young people sharing honestly to the point of tears on video but that is what happened during a recent filming session of KidsHubTV in South Africa. [Read more…]
‘Tesfa Tiwilid’ is the name of the children’s television show inspired by KidsHubTV, made in Ethiopia for Amharic speakers globally. It has been a year since we first reported on the TV show in KidsHubs news. The TV show has now been on air twice a week, every Friday evening and Saturday morning on the El Shaddai Satellite Network. Elizabeth the show’s Producer shared “the show is loved by many, the feedback is encouraging. We are grateful to God and partners like you (KidsHubTV).” [Read more…]
We have a challenge for you! Get out your phone or camera and take 10 second video shots of kids doing things. [Read more…]
The team in Sth Africa have just completed filming 8 Episodes of KidsHubTV Season 1, and have only 5 more episodes to shoot in July and August.
One of the young presenters’ Zia Boltman, had saved some money and brought it to the filming wanting to give it to children in Zambia, who had no Bibles. Zia’s mom said: “The change in my child, since she started presenting on KidsHubTV, has been remarkable. The lessons she is learning during filming has improved her spiritual life and she has grown in confidence. Thank you for giving her the opportunity to be part of something like this!”
A group of young people in Chennai, India made their own videos of experiential games they like to play so everyone could watch and learn how to play them too! This month on the KidsHubTV facebook page we’ll be featuring their videos. The young people were inspired after doing the KidsHub Media sessions. They wanted to use their new skills to serve so they made the explanatory games videos and posted them initially on the Max7 website so everyone could benefit. They figured it was easier to learn a game through watching than reading instructions and so they did something about it! [Read more…]
Now making your own version of KidsHubTV just got a whole lot easier. When you sign up as a Producer at KidsHubTV you get access to animated titles and video resources to create your own local KidsHubTV video and it’s FREE.
KidsHubTV began as a kid’s club-style TV show mirroring the local KidsHub groups featuring a Bible story and theme and skills demonstrated by a cast of children along with young adult leaders. Since then KidsHubTV has become more interactive and created a platform for local KidsHubs groups & young people around the world to make their own videos and share them on the KidsHubTV website and facebook page. Bible story animations and animated titles & music have also been shared to help build local versions of the show.
Every Saturday morning children in Ethiopia (and worldwide) are glued to the new TV show ‘Tesfa Teweled’ (‘Hope Generation’). One of only 4 Amharic children’s TV shows currently airing in Ethiopia it is gaining in popularity fast. “Children have been ringing us from rural areas as far as the Kenyan border saying how much they love it. Another child from the north part of Ethiopia called to tell us he and his friends in the village come together to watch the show” said Sami. Sami and a colleague from the Child Development Training & Research Centre (CDTRC) were inspired to make their own version of KidsHubTV in partnership with El Shaddai TV after attending a KidsHubs & KidsHubTV training in Uganda last year. It is the only Christian children’s TV show Amharic speakers can access worldwide via the El Shaddai Satellite network.
The show is divided in two halves: for parents offering interviews and advice; and then fun Bible animations, skill teaching segments & games just for children. Elizabeth the show’s Producer said “pastors, parents and children ministers have been calling from not only Ethiopia but South Africa and South Sudan Ethiopian churches too, telling us they like the show and seeking advice for their children’s ministry.” One mother called and said, “The show helps me to understand and value my children better and helps me to know how to relate to my children and how to nurture them holistically.”
Elizabeth, Sami and the CDTRC team make use of the free video resources available on the KidsHubTV website to help build their TV show. You can too!
5 brand new animations called ‘Following Jesus’ have been uploaded to www.kidshubtv.com.
Episode 1 shows a locust-munching John the Baptist and an engaging Jesus drawing crowds and fisherman. Watch them online or view them on a smartphone using the Max7 App. There are dynamic children’s ministry lessons to go along with the videos on Max7.org. Let us know what you think of them at the KidsHubTV Facebook page.