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Old 02.10.2009, 10:24
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Educational Games

Iíve volunteered to help with support for an orphanage in Kenya. Itís a long story but, in short, I have a laptop, kindly donated by Nestle, and the intention is to load it with games which have an educational value, so the kids can get some computer experience.

I donít have a budget and so Iím looking for games that can be downloaded for free. There seems to be a lot available and Iím wondering if anyone can recommend any free software that they, or their kids, have experience of. Iíll be testing a few myself and any input would be most welcome.

The laptop will not have an internet connection in Kenya so everything has to be set up before it goes out. It will be part of a 100 kg consignment of donated items which Swiss Air Lines have offered to transport for free.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 02.10.2009, 10:28
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Re: Educational Games

I have some educational games but they come on a disk. Which OS will the laptop have? If they are compatible I would gladly send them to you.
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I have some educational games but they come on a disk. Which OS will the laptop have? If they are compatible I would gladly send them to you.
Thanks ! It'll have XP.
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Old 02.10.2009, 10:59
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Re: Educational Games

I too have quite a bit of offline flash based kids games that'll run on XP. I do a lot of customisation for kid's laptops. PM me if you need to have a disk sent to you.
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I too have quite a bit of offline flash based kids games that'll run on XP. I do a lot of customisation for kid's laptops. PM me if you need to have a disk sent to you.
Thank you so much for your offer and the message you've sent.
Really is appreciated !
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Old 02.10.2009, 13:07
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Re: Educational Games

No worries. As this is for a good cause, I can also collect the lappy from you, fine tune it ( XP, virtual CD & Games ) and have it delivered to you in a couple of days, should you wish for this ( at no cost ). I do this quite often with asylum seeker & refugee communities in Switzerland and sometimes abroad.

Some games you might want to download yourself first include:

World Food Program
http://www.food-force.com/index.php/game/downloads/

GCompris
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gcom...2.exe/download

TuxTyping
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/t...r.exe?download

Open Source Windows Games
http://osswin.sourceforge.net/games.html

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What sort of age group are they?
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Everything from babies to teens. At the moment there's about 30 but new orphans are arriving all the time.
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Iíve volunteered to help with support for an orphanage in Kenya. Itís a long story but, in short, I have a laptop, kindly donated by Nestle, and the intention is to load it with games which have an educational value, so the kids can get some computer experience.

I donít have a budget and so Iím looking for games that can be downloaded for free. There seems to be a lot available and Iím wondering if anyone can recommend any free software that they, or their kids, have experience of. Iíll be testing a few myself and any input would be most welcome.

The laptop will not have an internet connection in Kenya so everything has to be set up before it goes out. It will be part of a 100 kg consignment of donated items which Swiss Air Lines have offered to transport for free.

Any help greatly appreciated.
hi there

first of all excellent work !!! i also have one or two games for the pc but on a cd and i dont know much about these things, but my daugher used to put the cd and play but she has doesnt use it any more. its quite interesting though, to do things with paper and stuff. let me know if u can use it. i will be happy to send/give it to you.
cheers
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Old 02.10.2009, 14:16
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hi there

first of all excellent work !!! i also have one or two games for the pc but on a cd and i dont know much about these things, but my daugher used to put the cd and play but she has doesnt use it any more. its quite interesting though, to do things with paper and stuff. let me know if u can use it. i will be happy to send/give it to you.
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Thank you so much. I may well take you up on your offer. I'll come back to you later as, in the meantime, jrspet has sent a PM with a very generous offer of help and once I've had time to go through all the information he's given I'll have a clearer picture of where I stand.

So, thanks very much indeed and I will reply later.

This is really looking good now. THANK YOU EF !
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Old 02.10.2009, 19:30
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Re: Educational Games

A big thank you to those who responded and especially to jrspet for his very generous offer. With the links heís posted, and some that I already had, Iíve now got a vast choice of free software games.

Iíll be testing some over the weekend but Iíve also been able to recruit some kids from a nearby, English speaking, private school who will also be testing and will give me their expert opinions !

Once again, many thanks to those of you who responded. EF is truly a wonderful place when you need help !
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