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The project aims to raise the environmental awareness among foremost Kenyan youths and thereby also whole communities, but also to raise the awar… Read More
The project aims to raise the environmental awareness among foremost Kenyan youths and thereby also whole communities, but also to raise the awareness worldwide. KEEP IT! is a board game that has been developed as an educational product for the Kenyan educational system and is to be further elaborated on and improved in collaboration with involved organisations. It educates within forest preservation, animals, waste awareness, and pollution. The game was developed together with two environmental educational organisations, Kakamega Environmental Education Program (KEEP) and Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK). Read Less
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KEEP IT! - Education in Sustainable Living
Kisumu, Kenya and Göteborg, Sweden
In mid Feburary 2011 Anna Klang, Anna Lundberg, Hampus Regnér and Rikard Rehnmark arrived in Kisumu initialy looking for a project within the field of Arcitecthure. Instead we came in contact with a local organisation, Kakamega Environmental Eduation Program (KEEP), based in the Kakamega Forest working with environmental education for the children in that area; and later another organisation called Wild Life Clubs of Kenya (WCK). Soon we fell in love with their passion and the beauty of the forest and started to discuss potential design project that would benifit the local community and the organisation. Their focus on active learning and new creative ways to teach the children inspiered us all and we decided together with KEEP to design a new educational experience for the children, in the form of a game. With a limited set of tools, pens, material, technology and work space we started design the educational game soon to be named KEEP IT! in the backyard of a friends small restaurant in Kisumu.
Initial sketch before prototyping
Prototype 1
Developed together with KEEP in Kenya
Prototype 2
Developed together with KEEP & WCK in Kenya
Prototype 3
Developed at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
Now and the Future
The two initial prototypes are still used by the organisations in Kenya. Our current focus to create a link between the development in Sweden and the possible expansion and development of the game in Kenya. Recently a partnership was established with a major museum in Göteborg and the goal here is to implement the game as a part of the museum and as a product in their shop which will fund further development in Kenya.
Anna Klang, Anna Lundberg, Hampus Regnér and Rikard Rehnmark