The main objective of the challenge is to get as many children as possible to see the Black Panther movie in a bid to expose them to all the representation in the film. ANew York resident, Frederick Joseph, conceived the idea.
Announcing her participation in the challenge on Instagram, Nyong’o, reveals her aim was to expose the youngsters to the positive experiences from the movie and to superheroes with whom they can relate. She also encouraged others to join in the challenge to enable kids who otherwise could afford to watch the movie do so.
Read her post:
“I joined the #BlackPantherChallenge and sponsored 600 schoolchildren to watch the film in Kisumu, Kenya with my mother’s help. I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and to on the big screen. No matter where you live, you can help make this happen for more children who can’t afford to see the movie.”