Kev helps Kiwi kids access tablets in schools

by Insiders Dunedin

Kev the Kiwi is a first of its kind New Zealand fundraising app, developed by Stuart Dillon-Roberts from the Dunedin Digital Office.  The app aims to bring technology into the hands of New Zealand kids. 

The app 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. 

"Kev the Kiwi was created to help fund the use of digital technology in school classrooms. All proceeds will help fund our tablets in schools scheme." Dillon-Roberts says.  “We also hope that children will enjoying playing the game”.

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.

You can support the fundraising by: 

- Download the Kev the Kiwi Game via iTunes
- Donate via the Facebook page
- Buy Kev Merch on Cafe Press
- Donate a device

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