Tag: educational games

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

By Clemens Gros, M&E Specialist and Innovations Lead, UNICEF Ghana In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases (WHO 2015). Therefore, one year ago we set out to develop a serious game that could teach children in Ghana about the importance of handwashing.  Handwashing with water […]

Digital game contest

Digital game contest

The Innovation Unit has partnered with a video game company and the UNICEF Brazil country office in a project that combines education, football, video games, and the spirit of innovation. The project asks game design students from universities in São Paulo to form teams to create “edutainment” video games for […]

What can video games teach us?

Recently, we’ve been thinking a lot about videogames. Across the world, an increasing number of minds are talking about the awesome educational and world-saving potential hiding amidst the worlds of Warcraft, Civilization, even Oregon Trail, etc. Organizations like Institute of Play and Games for Change are founded on the premise […]