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Games for Learning and Fun

Games designed for fun, engagement and learning for communities with low literacy skills and minimal access to resources.

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Tell us about your idea

Games can be used effectively to create awareness and share information, as training tools and for evaluation of interventions.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Games are structured activities, usually undertaken for fun and enjoyment. They often require a strategy to win, yet there is an element of chance and luck. Games are more concerned with the expression of ideas. Through this one can express their ideas in a creative and innovative way. Games provide experiences and opportunities to express ideas and share opinions, practice communication skills, develop interpersonal relationships and learn discipline. Games provide us with both education as w

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I am Aparna Khanna, Associate Professor at the Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College (University of Delhi). I have been working closely with organisations providing services to women and youth in grassroots communities. I designs communication tools and strategies (especially centred around games and storytelling) using a participatory approach to promote desirable change with regard to contemporary development issues. Presently I am designing games for disseminating information on COVID-19, health, hygiene, nutrition, mental health and well being. These games can be played individually in the safety of our homes and when shared over social media they can be played as a group.

What region are you located in?

  • Southern Asia

Where are you located?

New Delhi, India


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Hi Aparna Khanna 
Love how your idea has progressed over the past few weeks! With the deadline for the Ideas submissions approaching quickly on May 26, I would love for you to update your submission with any additional information (eg. feedback received, questions answered, etc here in the comments), to ensure that all of your insights are captured for our evaluators. You can edit your post by hitting the Edit Contribution button at the top of your post.

Thank you and good luck!

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