Union Bank of Nigeria By Peter Egwuatu
For the second year in a row, Union Bank Nigeria Plc, through its educational platform, Edu360, has partnered with leading gaming company Kucheza to host another edition of the MoboGame Jam as part of its efforts to resolve issues. social issues and bridging the digital skills gap within the education system.
Also supported by UK-based Digital Schoolhouse, MoboGame Jam is an annual game creation competition that sees young innovators aged 8-18 from Nigeria and the UK compete against each other to create games that solve problems. urgent social problems.
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The aim of the challenge is to promote play as a tool to harness the power of creativity and imagination of young people, while bridging the digital skills gap within our education system.
Last year’s edition, titled “Future on Tap,” received over 1,000 submissions for prototype games that explored how to achieve a future where everyone has access to safe drinking water.
In response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 on climate action, this year’s challenge, with the theme Carbon Neutrality and Clean Air, will invite participants to imagine a world where we can have a reduced carbon footprint. Individuals and teams who meet the required age are invited to submit their entries – a game or game concept – according to the specification, combining creativity, compassion and computer thinking to solve the global carbon emissions problem.
Speaking on the Mobo Game Jam partnership, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, Brand and Marketing Director at Union Bank, said, “We are proud to partner with Kucheza Gaming on the Mobo Game Jam competition for the second year in a row. .
ready to compete and excel in a technology-driven world.
Interested participants are invited to submit their prototype games in video format either physically or virtually. The submission deadline is February 25, 2022.
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