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Ngozi Comes to Town
Margaret and Philipʼs best friend is Ngozi, the old train that sits near the station. But when the factory closes, they have to leave town with their Mummy. Then something magical happens and Ngozi is brought back to life.
This heart-warming story of a train who gets back on the tracks highlights the Millennium Development Goal of ending extreme poverty and hunger. Once again, Ngozi can carry food to those who need it, helping everyone in the process.
Timi's Dream Comes True
Timi will grow up to be a fisherman, although he dreams of becoming a teacher. Then a man comes to town with an exciting plan and the whole town helps to make Timiʼs dream come true.
This lively story highlights the Millennium Development Goal of making sure all children have access to education.
Kitwa Plays the Drums
Kitwa is tired of wɑshing up ɑnd doing the chores while her brother plays the guitar. All that changes when they take a trip with their grandmother to meet their cousins. With the help of guitar strums and drum beats, they all learn that girls and boys can accomplish the same things.
This moving intergenerational story highlights the Millennium Development Goal of promoting gender equality and empowering women.
Yinka Washes His Hands
Yinka is annoyed that he has to help look after his baby sister, and he always has to wash his hands before he holds her. One day he and his friend Olu escape for an adventure outside, but there are unintended consequences.
In this humorous story Yinka learns the importance of good hygiene and cleanliness, highlighting the Millennium Development Goal of reducing child mortality.
The Red Transistor Radio
Khalida has to write a story for school, but she doesnʼt know what to write about. Then, Aunty Safina tells her about her Mamaʼs special radio. Khalida is inspired and the teacher likes her story. It even makes Khalida famous!
In this inspiring story, Khalida learns about how pregnant women need to look after themselves, highlighting the Millennium Development Goal of improving maternal health.
The Yellow Mosquito Net
Grace and Kemi are late for football practice. But after Grace falls into a gutter on the way, they discover the pitch is filled with people collecting colourful mosquito nets. With the help of their coach, the girls find out how much they can learn about malaria prevention by kicking a football.
This entertaining story highlights the Millennium Development Goal of fighting malaria and other diseases.
Preye and the Sea of Plastic
Preye is fed up with tripping over the plastic that everyone throws on the ground. He and his friend Obinna decide to do something about it. But can a group of children really make a difference?
This inspiring story shows the power people can have when they all work together, and highlights the Millennium Development Goal of ensuring environmental sustainability.
Aliyyah Leans a New Dance
Aliyyah is thrilled to be representing Nigeria at the African regional dance competition. But will she ever learn all the moves? With her brother Ashraf’s help, Aliyyah practices her claps and twirls to compete first in Tanzania, and then in Sweden, where she meets other girls from many other countries.
This exciting story highlights the Millennium Development Goal of developing global partnerships.