The World Education Games (WEG) is back. Established in 2007, the online games currently has nearly 6 million students participating worldwide.
This is a contest in literacy, math and science. WEG has started offering practice sessions on October 1 and will run until October 12, 2015, before the upcoming contest from October 13-15. Students aged 4-18 are eligible to participate for free.
The event is based on live points of the first 20 games of the total of 50 games. The WEG partners with Unicef and supports Unicef’s initiative ‘School in a Box’ where points earned by students will be given to Unicef in the form of school supplies which will then be donated to the needy schools and students in different parts of the world. This contest is unique and exciting as students get to compete with other students from across the globe.
Ambassadors have been selected by World Education Games, for the purpose of campaigning and for better reach of the contest. These ambassadors have been chosen from across the globe, from different territories and countries. Students who win their regional lead-up events in their countries are usually invited to become Ambassadors of their Country.
In UAE, Maathangi Anirudh, 11, an Indian student has been chosen to represent UAE and the Middle East. She is one of the very few ambassadors selected from the Middle East. Maathangi, who supports the cause of ‘learning’ and ‘education for all’ is making her best efforts for a better reach of the Games through schools, youth groups, twitter, blogs etc. She is also President Arts and Culture of Dubai based youth group named ‘Students for the Earth’ which is involved in humanitarian and environmental activities.
As President and a supporter of literacy and education she organised an old book collection drive in May 2015 and gifted 900 books to Dubai Public Library. She was also selected as the ‘Expo 2020 Dubai Youth Ambassador’.
It’s interesting for students to participate in this event as it unites children across the globe where learning becomes fun; top scorers will be awarded prizes such as medals as well as trophies with the name of the school engraved on it.
Students can register through www.worldeducationgames.com
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