Nairobi News


Usiku Games eyes 8 million pupils with mobile games to improve math, languages

Kenyan mobile games company Usiku Games has unveiled edutainment games to help primary school-aged children to improve their learning skills especially in Math, science and English languages.

Usiku Games says the “Tizi Games” are designed to help educate pupils in a fun way and is designed around particular subjects based on the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

Jay Shapiro, CEO of Usiku Games, said Tizi Games help improve children’s skills in memory, concentration and development of knowledge.

“We’ve specialised in developing games that will improve skills, focus and cognitive reasoning. Our games are designed to be easy to learn, but still challenging and fun,” said Shapiro.

According to Shapiro, each week the children will be presented with a collection of fun games, tailored to match their grade level and what they have learned in school during that week.

“Each game dynamically pulls in content to match the grade level and classroom curriculum based on what week of the year it is. In this way, studying and improving class scores need no longer be a chore, but something fun that children enjoy playing,” added Mr Shapiro.

He said ‘Tizi Games’ are targeting 8 million primary school pupils in Kenya and mirror the new CBC curriculum, which encourages imagination, creativity and critical thinking among children.

Shapiro added that the games help with sensory integration which is critical in implementation of the CBC curriculum developed by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).