Microsoft and KidZania Kuwait open innovation lab for children
Microsoft Innovation Lab at KidZania Kuwait will give children fun activities to learn digital skills
Children's entertainment and education centre KidZania Kuwait and Microsoft Kuwait have launched an innovation lab which will give children the chance to develop their digital skills.
The Microsoft Innovation Lab at KidZania, located at Avenues Mall, will offer a choice to experience three different activities that promote creativity, collaboration, computational thinking and problem-solving. The first is Hacking STEM which is a series of fun project-based activities that use everyday materials to visualize data across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The second activity is Make Code, a robotics activity that creates engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world coding. And the third activity is Paint 3D, that unleashes creativity and allows kids to bring 3D designs to life.
The Microsoft innovation lab is also equipped with the latest Microsoft Surface devices that are built from the ground up to boost engagement, productivity, collaboration and creativity, making learning interactive and inspiring.
Fernando Medroa, Vice President of Leisure and Entertainment at MH Alshaya Co, said: "Our collaboration with Microsoft underlines our strategic approach and contentious effort to empower kids by providing them with a fun-based learning opportunity to gain much needed skills to prepare them for the future."
Microsoft Kuwait General Manager, Charles Nahas, said: "Today's kids will go to work in a digitally transformed world - one in which the Fourth Industrial Revolution has forever reshaped how and where people earn a living. Microsoft has a proud history in education, having played an active role in transforming classrooms and encouraging entrepreneurship in students as well as empowering the youth to be future ready. The future digital communities will only create prosperity for all if we have the right leaders and workers - creative, critical thinkers grounded in soft skills and capable of great innovation. That is the work we have done; it is the work we are doing now; and it is the work that we will continue to do with partners like KidZania."