This story was originally published on UNICEF’s website.
On a sunny morning in a remote village of Saravan province, Ms. Khambay Soulavong, a pre-primary teacher at Keng Kou Primary School, tries to get more than 10 pre-primary children between 3 and 5-year-old seated.
Children are full of energy, not interested in settling down any time soon. A burst of sound through a loudspeaker connected to the teacher’s mobile phone makes them sit down around her in a couple of seconds: the theme song of their favorite TV series: My House.
“We received the SD card with My House episodes in January 2021 and last year’s class and this year’s class both watched it,” Ms. Soulavong states. “They watch the full episode in silence. My House TV show looks like their houses, their lifestyle.”