The age of gaming for the greater good.

M any people say that playing games are a waste of time . Well, now thanks to Allan Makhwana playing games could actually be a good thing. It can change people’s lives.

You probably reading this and thinking what I am saying is absurd. How can playing a game help people?

Well, a revolutionary game called Mosquito Hood, created by Allan Mukhwana and his team from Momentum Core, has been instrumental in ensuring that more than 1 400 households in high-risk malaria zones in rural Kenya receive insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

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Allan Mukhwana is the boss of a gaming studio, Momentum Core, in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. His firm specializes in developing games with an educational twist.

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Players of the game Mosquito Hood are tasked with killing increasingly pesky mosquitoes. When a player completes all levels of the game, the Kenyan government has agreed to donate one mosquito net to a family living in a malarial zone.

You can play the game online here: http://bit.ly/1GG4f5k

Mr Mukhwana has also created games aimed at raising awareness about HIV, as well as educational games for kids.

Now who still says gaming is a waste of time?

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