More than 200 teams participated in an educational online game celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations.
- Almost 1400 students of grades 7-12 from 160 educational institutions from all over the country participated in the game
- Adolescents competed with each other in their knowledge regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 3: Good health and well-being and SDG 4: Quality education.
- The first place was shared by the teams "iluminati" from the village of Pepeni, Sângerei district and "Proxima" from Anenii Noi.
- The complete list of winners is here.
Chisinau, 27 October 2020. About 230 teams played an online educational game dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The game was organized by the Association of Brain Games of Moldova with the support of UNICEF Moldova.
Participants from all over Moldova - almost 1400 students in grades 7-12 from 160 educational institutions all over the country, from Otaci to Giurgiulești - connected to the live game broadcasted via YouTube. In total, participants from 23 districts including the municipality of Chisinau participated in the game.
“Education through play is an effective way to convey information to children, help them adapt to the realities of life, and encourage them to lead a socially responsible lifestyle. Educational team games help developing critical and logical thinking, ability to work in a team, negotiation skills,” said Evgheni Poleacov, President of the Association of Brain Games of Moldova.
Soon any interested person will be able to independently conduct such educational games with adolescents, involving them in active discussions and contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
To encourage young people and adolescents to act as change agents, the Association of Brain Games of the Republic of Moldova, in cooperation with UNICEF Moldova, developed a Guide on how to conduct educational games independently “Dialogica”. This Guide will facilitate such games in both online and offline formats. It is also accompanied by 70 quizzes on the Sustainable Development Goals and Stop Bullying, which will help to engage adolescents in dialogue on topics such as Quality Education, Eradication of Poverty, Zero Hunger, Climate Actions and others.
The UN Youth Strategy, adopted at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, aims to engage young people in the dialogue. A global educational and training partnership, called “Generation Unlimited”, was also launched at the same time. With the tagline ‘Co-creating solutions with and for young people’, Generation Unlimited is part of efforts to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Its aim is to involve young people in the work and to meet their specific needs. Young people worldwide contend with poverty, discrimination, violence, conflict, disaster and displacement. One in five are not in education, training or employment. Many struggle to get what they need to make their way in the world – and to make their voices heard.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org