[IAEP] Health nuts

Cherry Withers cwithers at ekindling.org
Tue Jun 15 12:18:08 EDT 2010

Oops. Here's the synopsis sent to the devel at lists.laptop.org (it was just
forwarded to me). They might be developing other health-related activities:

Dear Developers,

We have just uploaded an activity that teaches children about


The Free From Malaria game tells the story of Paul, a boy who lives in a
endemic country. Paul learns how mosquitoes are responsible for spreading
Plasmodium parasite which causes Malaria. He also learns how to recognize
symptoms it causes and to seek medical help if someone thinks they have the

The content consists of a comic story with two games that teaches children
importance of covering up at night-time and using bed nets. The goal is to
children recognize their role in the prevention of the disease and to create
future free from Malaria.

The application is developed in PyGame using the olpcgames wrapper.We would
grateful for some beta testers and reviewers. I have tested it on an XO-1
would be grateful for tests with other versions of Sugar etc.

I haven't created a git repo yet but will be happy to do so as required.

World Class Project

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM, Cherry Withers <cwithers at ekindling.org>wrote:

> There's a new Malaria Activity just developed that I'm planning to use in
> the Philippines:
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/search?q=malaria&cat=all
> Hope this helps.
> ---Cherry
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Beth Santos <beth at waveplace.org> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> Looking for someone who can get me in touch with people who might be
>> interested in developing health-focused Etoys education software- nutrition,
>> sanitation, HIV/AIDS awareness, malaria prevention, anatomy, etc. This is an
>> initiative I want to grow in countries in Africa and could use some content
>> help. Whether it's international health professionals or computer
>> programmers who want to make the actual games, let me know.
>> Beth
>> ---
>> *Beth Santos*
>> Outreach Coordinator
>> Waveplace Foundation
>> Tel: +1 610 797 3100 x 44
>> Fax: +1 610 797 3199
>> Cell: +1 603 661 1273
>> http://www.waveplace.org
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