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UNICEF to fund Google-select Pakistani startup WonderTree

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UNICEF has added a Pakistani startup WonderTree to Innovative Fund 2020 after Google selected it for the Sustainable Development Goals program.

The Pakistani startup WonderTree develops Augmented Reality (AR) games to accelerate learning and growth of motor skills for kids with special needs.

The WonderTree was started when the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Muhammad Usman’s older brother was identified with Down syndrome who enjoyed playing games and learned from it. According to WonderTree, the startup uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and human posture to make cooperative and interactive games for kids aged from 4 to 14 who are diagnosed with a mild or modest disability.

As per the official statement “Our inclusive and unique approach of using motion-based games as an assistive tool makes the learning process fun and exciting for children. Parents and teachers also have access to an online psychometric dashboard to track and measure the progress of the child.”

UNICEF to Fund Google Selected Pakistani Startup WonderTree

Furthermore, “With UNICEF’s Innovation Fund, we are hoping to enhance our technological infrastructure and scale our solution to populations with limited access to quality learning. Over the next year, we will focus on creating an optimal experience for the end user, reduce the computing requirements to run our games, and test the technology with the data gathered through this program.”

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a program that is designed to transform the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children.

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Pakistani startup WonderTree was also selected along with other startups by Google for its programs on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It is also relevant to mention here that the startup intends to speed up in intellectual and motor growth in children with special requirements via therapeutic and Artificial Intelligence based games. WonderTree emphasizes on Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, and 10.

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