Literacy and numeracy will be in the spotlight when edutainment programme Rivoningo returns to SABC2 for a third series on Thursday 21 July at 10:30am.
According to Tshilidzi Davhana, commissioning editor at SABC Education’s formal education unit, Rivoningo is a magazine show that supports children’s learning skills. “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,’ says Davhana.
Rivoningo aims to bring excitement to the basic skills of reading and writing through the robots Keke and Lelo. The lovable, friendly robots from outer space will play a bigger role in the new 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 Davhana.
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. Lelo and Keke will 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 shows 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: email@example.com or sms 33017′.
Rivoningo is screened on SABC2 Mondays to Fridays at 10:30am.