Love this! Mummies & Daddies may know this, but Tinga Tinga Tales is a beautifully crafted children’s animation on the BBC . Created by Tiger Aspect, it actually provides a great model for Social Enterprise.
Why? Well the creative concept was based upon the real arts and crafts from Tingatinga Arts Co-operative in Tansanzia, as well as folktales from all around Africa. Rather than producing the show in the UK, Tiger Aspect set up a studio in Nairobi to train and provide employment opportunities for aspiring animators in East Africa.
The programme manages to keep the authenticity of the original artwork as well as provide job creation. They now employ 50 people.