Monday, July 18, 2011

A New Season of Rivoningo on SABC2

Starting on Thursday 21st July on SABC2 at 10h30 the third series of Rivoningo is full of literacy and numeracy in an edutainment format.

“Rivoningo is a magazine show that supports learning skills of children. We focus on equipping learners with values and attitudes needed for development in the foundation phase. We prepare viewers to deal with day-to-day issues outside the classroom which influence what happens in classrooms and learning centres” explains Tshilidzi Davhana, commissioning editor at SABC Education’s formal education unit.

Keke and Lelo, the robots in Rivoningo screened on SABC2 Mondays to Fridays at 10h30 bring excitement into the basic skills of reading and writing. The lovable friendly robots from outer space are playing a bigger role in this series. They are now able to walk, drag objects around and even do flips in the air.

“This series, for young and old is improved in that filming takes place in Limpopo, North-West and Mpumalanga and not only Gauteng as was the case with series one and two. This gives us the opportunity to share South Africa’s beautiful geography and interact with more children across the country giving them a voice nationally” adds Tshilidzi.

By using the latest technology, the animation in Rivoningo enhances the art of storytelling. Stories are more detailed using pictures and a voice-over, graphics, brain teasers and jokes are pleasant life experiences. Lelo and Keke pay surprise visits to schools.

SABC2’s publicity manager Zandile Nkonyeni says “Rivoningo has become more fantastical for children; the world of song in the show s gives children a feeling of being in a magical world of their own. Schools are given the opportunity to invite the robots to their classroom by contacting the show on email or sms 33017”.


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