Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates per year. Despite these statistics, Pakistan still has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world and the second largest out of school population (5.1 million children) after Nigeria.
We talked to students from primary and secondary schools to try to find the challenges they face during their early education. We found out that there is not only poor physical facilities and directionless education but there also exists a disconnect between the primary and secondary school curriculum. We wanted to devise a fun and interactive method to teach computational thinking to children from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
My role mainly revolved around project management, game design, user experience, and the writing of the script for gameplay. I was part of all the field work that we conducted in government schools.