March 21, 2022

Play Africa’s new chatbot to help strengthen children’s knowledge of human rights

This Human Rights Day in South Africa sees the launch of a new chatbot developed by Play Africa, a pioneering children's museum based at the iconic Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

The WhatsApp service, built using, is set to play an important role in putting Play Africa’s learning resources directly into the hands of educators – the first of which is the recently launched My Constitution curriculum. Accessed through the chatbot launched this month, the easy-to-use toolkit aims to strengthen South African learners’ knowledge of the Constitution, how to participate in a democracy and human rights.

The My Constitution curriculum is aimed predominantly at learners in grades 3 to 6, but its playful activities can be easily adapted for children in grades 1-2, as well as grades 7 and above. It has a particular focus on children’s rights and girls’ rights. 

Initially, the My Constitution free curriculum and resources will be available through the service. However, the chatbot will grow over time to include other Play Africa resources that support engaging, playful learning activities intended to support the next generation of African innovators and changemakers, equipping children with the skills they need to build Africa’s future.

Try out the new Play Africa service

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