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Hatch teams up with UNESCO MGIEP to promote learning through play

Hatch has agreed with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) to publish games developed or approved by the Institute that support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The games will be a part of the Hatch Kids offering for premium subscribers, due for launch to consumers in the first markets in Q1 2019.

“Play has always been an essential part of our well-being,” says Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director of UNESCO MGIEP. “Games offer a natural pedagogy to learn, teach and assess in education, and can help develop more attentive, empathic and compassionate individuals, who can in turn help build more peaceful and sustainable societies. We’re excited to work with Hatch to bring such games to a wider audience through its cloud gaming service, and to partner with private institutions in our mission in support of SDGs.”

“As a safe place for children to play, create and learn in an environment completely free of advertising and in-game purchases, Hatch Kids is dedicated to enriching children’s lives and bringing families together over great, carefully selected games,” says Gunjan Garg, Hatch’s Director of Commercial Partnerships. “Partnering with UNESCO MGIEP on our game curation helps us ensure that the games we bring to the service are of the highest quality and promote the well-being not only of our younger players but of society at large.”

The UN’s 17 SDGs range from quality education and gender equality to clean water, sanitation and climate action. UNESCO contributes to the implementation of the goals through its work on education, sciences, culture and communication. MGIEP is UNESCO’s first category 1 research institute in the Asia-Pacific that develops programs that promote socio-emotional learning, innovate digital pedagogies and empower youth to build peaceful and sustainable societies around the world, in line with the SDG 4, Target 7.

Further information

For Hatch: joseph.knowles@playhatch.com

For UNESCO MGIEP: a.chaudhary@unesco.org, sa.khan@unesco.org

About Hatch

Hatch is the cloud gaming service built for the always on, always connected 5G world, streaming rich, full-featured games to the screens already in your life: mobiles, tablets and TVs. Made for 5G, Hatch is already out now via Google Play in select European countries for mobile users wishing to experience cloud gaming now over good wifi or 4G. Support for more countries, platforms and screens is planned for later. For more information, visit playhatch.com. Hatch is a subsidiary of Rovio Entertainment Corporation.

About UNESCO MGIEP

The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is UNESCO’s category 1 Research Institute that focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world. In line with its vision of ‘Transforming Education for Humanity’, the institute’s programs are designed to mainstream Socio-Emotional Learning in education systems, innovate digital pedagogies and to put youth as global citizens at the center of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.