UNICEF Launches Educational Mobile Game for ChildrenSociety
Ulaanbaatar, January 17 /MONTSAME/. UNICEF releases the first ever educational mobile game “Nomadic adventure” in Mongolia which already has over 5000 downloads on Android system alone.
The game has been developed as part of the “Digital adventure” project jointly implemented by the Ministry of Education and Science, UNICEF, UNESCO and UNFPA since 2020. The project funded by the Luxembourg Foundation has been initiated as a response to the evaluation of tele-lessons during the pandemic when children expressed their need for more interactive and participatory content with multimedia elements.
In the first stage of the project, local content developer “Mongol Content” company created a total of 104 pieces of interactive content "Digital Adventure" which were uploaded to the medle.mn site, a digital learning site by the Ministry of Education and Science.
At the second stage of the project, “Marchaahai” content developer and mobile game developer “Nomadic Bear Games” jointly created 60 new interactive pieces of content containing 150-160 games to support the learning and development of preschool and elementary school students. Additionally, the first full-fledged mobile game "Nomadic Adventure" promoting nomadic culture has been released.
“Through a gamification method, we are aiming to give basic knowledge on Mongolian culture, lifestyle, traditions, geography, and performing arts to young children, especially those living abroad in hopes that they will appreciate and preserve their nomadic heritage” says Mr Mukhkhuj Badarch, Digital Transformation Officer at UNICEF Mongolia.
The game can be downloaded for free on both Playstore and Appstore, and the accompanying lessons can be accessed free of charge on medle.mn.