Africa is known for its strong roots, culture and pride in its unique languages, with the avalanche of apps available on mobile smartphone platforms today, the Kenyan app development firm Thirst Interactive has launched an Android app, called Tichaa (read as Teacher), to teach Swahili through a range of picture puzzles especially to children.
The free app is only available on Android smartphones and tablets, looks to turn passive learning into an active experience through technology. There is no word an iOS app yet. The free app utilizes picture puzzles featuring different object
groups, such as animals, fruits, furniture and utensils, to capture the attention of children aged three to nine. According to Clinton
When children are using technology such as games to learn, they are
in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of
information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. The kid is
actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or
Clinton further said technology use allows more children to actively think about information, make choices and execute skills than in more traditional teacher-led lessons.