Kainaat Kids, which produces astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years, released its first video last week. The videos will cover basic concepts of the science of astronomy, many of which are part of the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places). They will also have subtitles to help kids who speak other languages.
The project is working with the national authorities to telecast these videos on the national ”Teleschool” television channel. The television channel caters to children in government schools, representing largely underprivileged families, who cannot access online content.
The project leader, Dr. Salman Hameed, says these videos are not only about the educational content but also representation. Children in Pakistan can connect better with the local contexts and examples and the local scientists/communicators in the videos.