Dear partners & supporters,
The past few months have been a dynamic and intense time for all of us due to the unprecedented global phenomenon, the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has created a unique situation that has affected many aspects of our lives and our hearts go out to all who have been impacted.
Solve Education!’s beneficiaries are among those who have been affected greatly by the pandemic. It has been advised to all that staying home and practicing social distancing will limit the spread of the virus, however many do not have the privilege to do this and must keep working outside to earn money for themselves and their families. Schools are forced to conduct learning at home, but not all children have access to the internet and not all schools are able to provide an online learning system. During this time, we want to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation at Solve Education!.
To ensure the safety of the team, we have been working from home for the last month, however, this does not mean we are less committed to delivering and improving our service. In fact, opportunities to help fight the current COVID-19 crisis are endless and we aim to play our part in this battle against COVID-19 by raising awareness and encouraging safe behaviors in children through what we do best: education through games.
In collaboration with the Government of East Java, Indonesia, and doctors from Nusantara Innovation Forum, we have developed a COVID-19 educational game with DOC’s game architecture to educate children about COVID-19 and how to stay safe. The game is currently in the process of beta testing to 668 beta testers and will be released officially on April 29th. We would like to thank the Education and Culture Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in London, Amazon Web Services, and SingTel Singapore for the acknowledgment and support in bringing about this COVID-19 educational game. This game will also be rolled out to other countries following its release in Indonesia.
Simultaneously, our team in India is also collaborating with Capture Eye and Global Shapers Bangalore (part of the Global Shapers Community, a World Economic Forum initiative) in creating the awareness video about social distancing in Kannada (a local language in the state of Karnataka, India) which has now been disseminated by both Global Shapers Bangalore and other local NGO partners of ours in the state across their social media channels.
Lockdown and other confinement measures have not only been difficult for adults but children around the world have also been reported to be suffering from trauma and anxiety. Children with mental health issues will be even more adversely affected. In Singapore, we partnered with a team of psychiatrists, therapists, and educators from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Department of Child Development, on digital content to support young children and their families through these difficult times. We are grateful to the Lien Foundation for its support of this important project. This content will also be made available to families with young children from other countries, after its debut in Singapore.
We would like to reassure you that Solve Education will remain fully committed to doing everything we can to support the community. We wish you all good health in these uncertain times and hand-in-virtual-hand, we shall stand united and strong until the storm passes.
Moments like these remind us that the world can never run short of kindness and that it is only through working together that will we overcome this crisis.
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Stay healthy and safe,