Game Based Learning

Inspired by local culture, SEMA is a highly engaging, open source, mobile game that empowers children aged 5-10 living in Sub-Saharan to master basic reading, writing and numeracy.

Pedagogy and Curriculum

The literacy pedagogy used as the backbone of SEMA is
designed by world literacy experts, cognitive psychologist
and educational specialists.

SEMA is being developed in both Swahili and English.

Story & Characters

Sema takes learners on an exploratory journey entirely inspired by African culture, myth and folklore. The game rests on a compelling storyline to drive curiosity and awaken a love of learning.

A User-centred
Design Approach

A user-centred design approach informed all aspects of the development of SEMA; from research and design phase to current testing of the Alpha version. We test our game with children living in low income communities in Kenya. Some of the slums in which we regularly test are Kibera, Mathare, Dandora DeepSea and Dagoretti.

SEMA aiming for the Global Learning
XPRIZE

Team Kukua is a participant in the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE. The competition challenges teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 18 months.

Game Based learning

SIMA is an Android and iOS-Based, open sources mobile game that teaches children affected by the Syrian conflict how to read, write and improve their psychosocial-wellbeing.

Pedagogy and Curriculum

The literacy pedagogy used as the backbone of SIMA is designed by Syrian literacy experts, cognitive psychologist and educational specialists.

Grapheme to Phoneme, Conversation ,Writing in 3 different ways, Long Vowels, Short Vowels, Word reading and writing, Sentence reading and writing, Listening and reading comprehension, Sentence Dictation

Emotional, Social, Cognitive, Physical and Wellbeing

Story and Characters

Sima takes learners on an exploratory journey entirely inspired by Syrian culture, myth and folklore. The game rests on a compelling storyline to drive curiosity and awaken a love of learning.

SIMA aiming for EduApp4Syria

Team Kukua is a participant in the EduApp4Syria competition. The competition, promoted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), is seeking a smartphone application that can build fundamental literacy skills in Arabic and improve psycho-social well-being for Syrian refugee children, aged five to ten. Kukua has been selected as one of the 5 initial winners amongst 79 bids and entered into a framework agreement with NORAD.