Game launched to promote wellness, values

Aqdar Smart City game also intended to raise awareness of health and drug abuse

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Game launched to promote wellness, values Game teaches children about healthy and unhealthy foods, and aims to enhance national awareness.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 11, 2014

A new game has been launched in Abu Dhabi to promote national, traditional, educational and health awareness.

"Smart Aqdar City", is a virtual city where players can interact with others in a knowledge competition of 45 levels that include 10 questions each.

Speaking at the meeting of the Supreme Committee for the Khalifa Student Empowerment Programme Aqdar where the game was launched, Colonel Expert Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Al Dabal, general co-ordinator of the Khalifa Student Empowerment Programme said that the game seeks to achieve several goals:

"It is the result of the integrated programme for electronic awareness. It teaches children about healthy and unhealthy foods, and aims mainly to enhance national awareness by allowing players a cognitive linkage to heritage-related and historical vocabulary," he said.

The game is said to provide general information about biology, geography, history, mathematics, literature, Islamic education and sciences; as well as religious information about integrity, the skills of treating others in light of the Biography of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), and the merits of the month of Ramadan and religious endowments.

Available in the Apple Store and Google Play, the game also provides training on first aid, raises awareness on drug abuse and the dangers of fireworks. It is the third awareness project in the smart awareness programme implemented by the Khalifa Student Empowerment Programme.

The game includes geographical features; classrooms for lectures; and an information-gathering game. It also includes written materials, as well as photos and videos.

Al Dabal said that this achievement reflects the need for student-oriented educational games, which include good educational content.

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