Swahili web game to tackle Aids


Children all over the world first learn their ABCs from the school and from the popular computer game. But the United Nations children’s agency (Unicef) has launched the first computer game to educate children’s and grown up people about AIDS. The game called “What would you do?” (Ungefanyaje?) aimed at halting the spread of HIV and AIDS in Africans nations. Africa accounts for most of the world’s 2.3m children who are HIV-positive.

Brilliant idea, hope this sort of game and education program will be translated in other languages too. I would also like to see some famous cartoons and other famous TV programs which are generally aimed for children’s spread some awareness about this deadly disease as most of children do watch cartoon and TV.

 

Use technology to Stop HIV-AIDS

 

The United Nations children’s agency (Unicef) has launched the first computer game in Kiswahili, aimed at halting the spread of HIV and Aids.

The game called “What would you do?” (Ungefanyaje?) takes players through various scenarios to explain the importance of prevention and testing.

 

The UN estimates that around 80% of all young people do not know how to protect themselves from Aids.

Africa accounts for most of the world’s 2.3m children who are HIV-positive.

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4 Comments

  1. Hope it makes some positive developments. Any idea of how to spread the awareness in India.

  2. This would be real useful in India, at least in the TV watching young generation.

  3. @Abhi

    Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your views with us. There are loads of idea but best thing we can do is to ask NGO well government should NGO to teach student “Sex” in schools. We can introduced games about AIDS awareness, should start some sort of serial and cartoon about HIV and AIDS. Try to put check now or be ready for epidemic in coming years.

    @Ashish
    Hope government agencies will translate it into our all regional languages so that anyone can play not just english knowing people.

  4. They have computers in Africa??? LOL! Jokes apart, why does a kindergarten goer need to know about AIDS in the first place? It’s not like they are going to make love when they hit 5 or 6, or are exposed to its other forms of spreading. And how many kids in Africa have access to a computer or a TV? Or maybe I’m totally wrong…


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