NBC10 “Wednesday’s Child” Program Visits Theatre!
New Freedom Theatre is proud to host Philadelphia’s NBC10 “Wednesday’s Child” program visits Theatre. The program is being taped at the Theater on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Philadelphia’s NBC10 “Wednesday’s Child” program grants the wishes of children awaiting adoption. The program is part of a public-private partnership between NBC10 and the National Adoption Center. The “Wednesday’s Child” program airs Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and repeats Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 and 9:30 am.
Hosted by NBC10 reporter Vai Sikahema, in addition to his anchoring and sports duties, “Wednesday’s Child” is a weekly segment promoting the adoption of area children. NBC10 “Wednesday’s Child” program feature is sponsored by the National Adoption Center and the Freddie Mac Foundation. In 2011, Mr. Sikahema received a commendation from the Congressional Caucus of Adoption in Washington, D.C. for his dedication to the program. He was also recognized in 2013, when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
The “Wednesday’s Child” program has expanded to Wednesday’s Child USA. It is a feature—on television, radio and/or in newspapers—that introduces a child waiting to be adopted to viewers and readers. More than 30 cities have such features. Philadelphia’s NBC10 “Wednesday’s Child,” highlights the wishes of a teen currently waiting to be adopted. The teen featured in the February 16, 2016 taping, chose to visit with New Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia. In the feature, the teen will be introduced to the different forms of training offered in the Performing Arts Training Program at New Freedom Theatre.
“As Freedom Theatre celebrates Black History Month, we are pleased to support the efforts of Mr. Sikahema and the wonderful “Wednesday’s Child” program in providing adoptive homes to children. Freedom Theatre is home for artists, the community, and audiences. Our instruction and training program brings out the creativity in all young people who come here. Welcome “Wednesday’s Child”!
— Sandra Norris Haughton, Executive Producing Director