FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Educational Game Company, Atlas Mission, Launches Free COVID-19 Handwashing Game to Help Save Lives and Flatten the Curve
Educational game company, Atlas Mission in conjunction with the Bangalore based non-profit, Learning Yogi Foundation, have launched an innovative and engaging FREE online game to teach children around the world how to wash their hands effectively. In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, this interactive game is based on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) handwashing recommendations.
Through the power of play, Super Iris Beats Coronavirus, teaches children in a non-threatening and reassuring manner about COVID-19, and the importance of handwashing to help prevent the spread of the virus. The game’s central figure, Super Iris, encourages kids to wash their hands regularly by showing where germs can hide and providing clear, guided instructions and hands-on learning on how to wash these germs away.
Atlas Mission’s co-founders and the game’s creators, Rubia Braun and Sumantra Roy, experts at crafting games that combine play with a learning objective, developed this game to furnish parents with the perfect tool to help young children and families stay safe during this pandemic. Whereas parental reminders are often uninspiring, the game’s immersive directives are both educational and entertaining, holding kids’ attention and motivating them to figure out the proper way to wash their hands.
Braun and Roy recognized play and exploration as powerful tools to educate children on the vital importance of handwashing: “Given the urgency of the situation, several members of our team worked night and day for a week to create the game,” said Roy. “Children are having an absolute blast and we’ve also heard from parents stating that they’ve seen their young ones wash their hands much more frequently since playing.”
Research clearly demonstrates that children are highly motivated to learn when they are having fun. “When the coronavirus situation started escalating a few weeks ago, we spoke to a number of parents around the world who were concerned about how to teach their children to wash their hands properly and regularly. We realized that we could do our bit to help stop the virus by creating a fun and free game that would teach kids how to do just that. And that’s how the Super Iris Beats Coronavirus game was born,” explains Braun.
By making the game available free of cost world-wide, the Atlas Mission hopes to help save lives and contribute to flattening the curve. You can access the game at the following link: https://www.atlasmission.com/corona
About Atlas Mission
The Atlas Mission is an award-winning children’s educational game. By playing the Atlas Mission, children not only learn core curricular skills like reading, writing, and STEM, but also the key 21st century skills that they will need in the future – things like creativity, problem solving, coding, etc. With the Atlas Mission, children teach themselves these skills by playing an engrossing, story-driven adventure game which keeps them engaged and motivated to continue learning on their own.
About Learning Yogi Foundation
The Learning Yogi Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to provide children living in underprivileged communities in India with easy access to high-quality education opportunities. By distributing the Atlas Mission game in these communities, children are given the opportunity to significantly improving their learning outcomes and escape the vicious cycle of poverty that their families have been trapped in for generations.