New Malaria Game
claudia at laptop.org
Thu Jun 3 22:38:20 EDT 2010
I will try the activity tomorrow.. and pass the information to the SEED
On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> On 3 June 2010 13:45, World Class Project- Dev Team
> <develop at worldclassproject.org.uk> wrote:
> > Dear Developers,
> > We have just uploaded an activity that teaches children about
> > Malaria.
> > http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/search?q=malaria&cat=all
> > The Free From Malaria game tells the story of Paul, a boy who lives in a
> > Malaria
> > endemic country. Paul learns how mosquitoes are responsible for spreading
> > the
> > Plasmodium parasite which causes Malaria. He also learns how to recognize
> > the
> > symptoms it causes and to seek medical help if someone thinks they have
> > disease.
> > The content consists of a comic story with two games that teaches
> > the
> > importance of covering up at night-time and using bed nets. The goal is
> > help
> > children recognize their role in the prevention of the disease and to
> > a
> > future free from Malaria.
> > The application is developed in PyGame using the olpcgames wrapper.We
> > be
> > grateful for some beta testers and reviewers. I have tested it on an XO-1
> > but
> > would be grateful for tests with other versions of Sugar etc.
> I haven't tried the activity yet, but this sounds like a great
> project. Malaria is a huge issue in many OLPC target zones.
> It would be great to also educate about the importance of avoiding
> still water (a breeding site for mosquitos). I've spent a fair amount
> of time on various visits to the countryside in latin america, where
> Malaria isn't such an issue but rather Dengue, also transmitted by
> mosquitos, and it surprises me to see so little effort in covering up
> water containers, etc.
> An interesting future project might be an alternative version to
> educate about dengue, or perhaps an all-in-one activity which covers a
> range of mosquito-transmitted diseases.
> Also, more ideas can be borrowed from
> We demo'd this game in Nigeria and the kids were dying to play it.
> > I haven't created a git repo yet but will be happy to do so as required.
> This is always a good idea. It is also one of the steps in adding your
> project to pootle, allowing the community to contribute translations
> with ease. Not many large OLPC deployments are done in
> English-speaking countries.
> Out of curiosity, who is behind this project? An organization/university?
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