Welcome to Ayiti: The Cost of Life, a beautiful flash-games brought to you by Global Kids.
Founded in 1989 and an independent not-for-profit organization since 1993, Global Kids' mission is to transform urban youth into successful students and global and community leaders by engaging them in socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences.
The background of this game is to reminds us of Human Right to Education.
Every woman, man, youth, and child has the right to an education.
In a world where 1.2 billion people live on less than $1 per day, education is perhaps the most powerful instrument for reducing poverty and inequality, improving health and social well being, and laying the groundwork for sustained economic growth.
Education is essential for building democratic societies and dynamic, globally competitive economies where all people have equal opportunities and are able to realize their basic human rights.
The situation in the game, took place in Haiti. Some of Haitians are still having difficulties to achieve education. There are four primary obstacles preventing Haitian students from receiving the education that is their right.
1) The inability to physically reach a classroom.
2) The inability to pay school fees.
3) Inadequate school facilities and resources.
4) Poorly educated parents.
Ayiti: The Cost of Life is designed to be played by young people on their own. However, educators can use the game within their program to address a variety of issues, such as the importance of education, the impact of poverty, or life in Haiti.
We must all recognize the importance of free, basic education if millions of children are to be equipped with the tools and skills they need to rise out of poverty and become self-reliant, productive members of society.
So, hopefully with this beautiful games, you can grasp the importance of education. And to all of us who can get to be educated, we should all give thanks for it ;)
Have a nice weekend everybody ^^
p.s: all the above text are taken from the game ;)