The digital constructing blocks of higher communities

“We want shade in opposition to robust solar and wind”, says Nsyamuhaki Joseph. “And locations to take pleasure in arts and tradition”. Mr. Joseph, a resident within the Kalobeyei Built-in Settlement in Kenya, was talking throughout workshops held for residents of the location, which was arrange in 2015 to deal with an inflow of refugees from Sudan and different regional nations, into northern Kenya.

Kids at Kalobeyei Built-in Settlement in Kenya take pleasure in public areas, improved following Block by Block workshops, by UN-HABITAT

The workshop, held on the finish of 2017, was a part of a venture to convey the refugees and locals nearer collectively, by involving them within the course of of making public areas, together with a playground and a park, that will profit each communities, utilizing Minecraft.

Minecraft, one of many world’s hottest laptop video games, has been described as “digital lego”. It permits customers to collaborate on fashions, based mostly on real-life websites utilizing textured cubes. It is usually designed to be simple to…

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