A new muppet was added to the Sesame Street lineup, Amira. She is an Arabic refugee who uses a wheelchair and loves science, Al-Ain reported on Tuesday.
Amira was debuted in a version for the Middle East, and North Africa, that known as “Ahlan Simsim,” and she reviews the crises and problems that face refugees.
The main reason for choosing a wheelchaired girl who loves basketball, sports, and has the determination to live her life is to encourage the children in the world and people with disabilities to move on and hold on to positivity in life.
Scott Cameron, the executive producer of international social impact at Sesame Workshop said: “We thought, let’s make a girl character who’s really funny and likes to lead with comedy, and is intelligent in many ways, and from science.” loves and loves basketball.”
He added: “And let’s also represent all the kids around the world who can’t see themselves on-screen who use mobility gear—in this case, Amira uses a wheelchair and forearm crutches.”
Last November, “Sesame Street” introduced its first-ever Asian puppet. The new puppet is a Korean-American girl and called Ji-Young. She was presented to the whole world through Twitter; she was featured in the promotion of the upcoming special holiday sequels.
It added: “Join us this Thanksgiving as the gang welcomes Sesame Street’s newest resident, 7-year-old Korean-American girl Ji-Young!” the statement revealed.