The youth of the 21st century is making remarkable achievements in the world of technology and in other domains as well. Recently, a Karachi based startup has been selected pf Google’s Accelerator program on Sustainable Development Goals. Such sort of startups introduces a wide range of social and environmental changes among the youth and nations. Such startups are following the guidance given by the United Nations.
A call for innovative startups from all over the world has been made. This program received more than 1200 startups applications from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. By considering the potential and innovation, WonderTree was being able to become the only startup from Pakistan to win.
WonderTree is a Tech Company whose motive is to provide the “WonderGames”. Utilizing Augmented Reality, WonderTree makes collaborating games for motor, academic and cognitive development and education of children with special needs. They are located in 5 cities of Pakistan and they engage 4000+ active users in 40+ schools. They are the first in Pakistan who used to focus on the marginalized population. Currently, their major focus is to spread its operations in the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa.
WonderTree strives to design and develop physical, cognitive, language and social skills in children with special needs. They are working to spread the word for autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and learning disability.
They were selected by following three goals designed by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN, namely SDG 3;
- SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages,
- SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Other selected startups belong to France, Germany (2), Israel, Kenya (2), Netherlands, Nigeria, and the UK (2).
The main agenda set by the Google is that the founders of each startup will work closely with engineers from over 20 Google teams and other subject experts to seek for the development of engineering, business development, and funding challenges.
This growth agenda mainly focusses on the sustainability so the founders will learn and practice these skills so far.
WonderGames are easy to download and freely available on their website for children with special needs and can be reached on their social media platforms.
Such initiatives and coherence among nations and youth can lead to enormous success and revenue generation. Despite the COVID-19, getting such sort of good news by our youth is totally worthwhile.