Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhab-based The International Fund For Houbara Conservation (IFHC) on Saturday launched its second educational game ‘Centennial in Review’ to mark International Day of Education (January 24).
The game, available to play in Arabic and English on its website, gives players an interactive education experience on current global sustainability issues and allows them to build connections across scientific concepts, actual occurrences and their real-life impacts.
‘Centennial in Review’ is the latest product from IFHC’s diverse, interactive conservation education programme, which is integrated in the UAE national school curriculum. Its launch follows the fund’s first gamification tool ‘Journey of a Bird,’ which teaches students about the importance of the houbara bustard to the UAE’s heritage and the wider ecosystem. It has become an education tool since the onset of digital learning in 2020 and has now been officially recognised by the Ministry of Education (MoE).
It is available to all schoolchildren and teachers in the UAE through the MoE online learning platforms and has been downloaded more than 4,000 times. Centennial in Review is also open to the wider public. By taking part in the event, IFHC aims to educate individuals on their own environmental impact on the planet.
IFHC has engaged youth on the importance of conservation via its ‘Conservation Education: the Houbara Model’ programme that has reached more than 55,000 students.