Kev the Kiwi - a first of its kind New Zealand fundraising app - aims to bring technology into the hands of New Zealand kids.
The app, developed by Stuart Dillion-Roberts from the Digital Office, sees loveable character ‘Kev’ travelling across New Zealand, completing a range of challenges in order to prove he’s ready to be the next Prime Minister of New Zealand.
"It's packed with iconic New Zealand activities and locations from bungy jumping in Queenstown to climbing Mt Cook," says Dillion-Roberts.
Kev the Kiwi was created to help fund the use of digital technology in school classrooms with all proceeds helping to fund the Digital Office's tablets in schools scheme.
“We also hope that children will enjoying playing the game,” Dillon-Roberts says.
Tablets in Schools was established by the Digital Office to provide support for schools that want to expose their children to tablets, but don’t have the resources, skills or money to make it happen.
New or used tablets are donated, and volunteer 'Digital Ambassadors' assist teachers and children to understand the technology, maximising its use in the classroom.
To bring this scheme to more schools the Digital Office relies on community support. The office hopes ‘Kev The Kiwi’ will draw attention to the cause, and provide much needed funding.
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