Khalifa University Students encourage kids to learn Arabic

WAM ABU DHABI, 23rd July, 2013 (WAM) — Four students of Khalifa University have developed an interactive computer game designed to engage school kids, aged 9 to 12, to learn about their national identity or to expand their knowledge of Arabic.

Fatima Al Muhariy, Maitha Barrak, Halema AlNaqbi and Eman Khalifa, the computer engineering students at Khalifa University, have developed the game that won the third place in the recent Innovative Cultural Project Competition 2013 held by the Ministry of Culture and Youth.

The competition aims to develop talents, energies and competencies of creative young people, students and university clubs in the UAE in order to strengthen national identity and to sponsor creative students currently enrolled in UAE universities.

The game follows the adventures of two characters, Rashed and Aisha, and requires students to identify UAE wildlife, solve problems presented in Arabic and answer questions about the history of the UAE.

“We are very pleased with our students’ achievement in the Innovative Cultural Project Competition, as well as their dedication to enhancing knowledge of the UAE and its culture among school children,” said Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President.

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