The board game getting kids excited about school

Going to school in a refugee camp can be complicated: students encounter crowded classrooms, rigid curricula and limited access to teachers. Joel Baraka, who grew up in the Kyangwali refugee camp in Uganda, is determined to change that for the better. He shows how educational board games can be a fun and effective way to improve access to learning and help kids thrive in and out of school.

This talk was presented at a TED Salon event given in partnership with Bezos Scholars.

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Note: Joel Baraka is a UW–Madison alum and Discovery to Product (D2P) innovator, with his company My Home Stars.