The 1983 cricket World Cup-winning captain and a board member of the Professional Golf Tour of India, Kapil Dev has been engaged by kids EdTech platform Whitehat Jr to make learning fun and engaging.
Kapil’s association with Whitehat Jr, in the business of delivering live online classes in Coding and Math for kids, is aimed at making learning fun and engaging through cricket, states a Press release.
The association will leverage a cricket-based project to inspire students to create interesting applications. The project – Kapil’s Swing Bowling XI – will be interwoven in the Whitehat Jr curriculum to encourage students to create a mobile app that stimulates bowling on a cricket pitch. Kapil will provide bowling tips for incorporation in the app.
Children can access this special project after completing 8 classes on the platform. Students will get exclusive access to a creative library of Kapil Dev’s images & videos, where he will be sharing his expertise as a bowler, in the form of tips.
“The exposure that today’s kids have is unbelievable and this project with Whitehat Jr aims to inspire children to create their own mobile application building on nuggets offered by me is a prime example of how engaged thinking and learning can lead to pointed outcomes,” said Kapil.
“To be able to involve the next generation to understand the science behind tried and tested bowling methodologies is remarkable. I am excited to see kids’ creative rendition in the form of new-age apps.”
“For children to become creators, we need to make learning fun, engaging and application-oriented, ” added Balaji Ramanujam, Chief Learning Officer, Whitehat Jr. “We believe this project will pave the way for many such integrations across different interest areas that children have.”