Innovations for children in urban environment
Young Kazakh developers presented innovative solutions for urban environments. The creative energy pavilion at EXPO 2017 hosted a hackathon organized by the UN International Children's Emergency Fund. The projects include applications and games for emergency assistance, tips for living in large cities and math classes for children of preschool age. Some start-ups have already been implemented. As a result of the contest, the best ideas were awarded prizes. UNICEF is planning to invest into some of the projects.
YURI OKSAMYTNYI, UNICEF REPRESENTATIVE IN KAZAKHSTAN:
- Approximately 10-12 projects are submitted which went through a fairly competitive selection. The projects assessed the environment to help prevent injuries and deaths among children and adolescents as a result of road accidents. Access to education has been one of the projects too.
YERDAULET BEKOV, HACKATHON PARTICIPANT:
- We presented the project “3D alphabet in Kazakh”. This is augmented reality for children who can study Kazakh in interesting ways. It will be a mobile application and a book with augmented reality. A phone’s camera is used to come out an image on a book.