Hi, I am Sachin Mital and I am a 15-year-old boy studying in the Ecole Mondiale World School in Mumbai as a 10th grader. This is my fifth year in WEG (World Education Games) but the love for it is still the same! 3P learning has done an excellent job to change the perspectives of students on Math, English and Science. When I was in the 4th grade, I did like doing Math as a subject. In other words, if I were to choose which subject I would want to do, I would choose Math. It’s not something I would spend extra time on. When I first played World Math Day in grade 4, it was something I had never seen before. Our grade 4 teacher gave us our login details and demonstrated how to play. When we all tried and started to play the game, Math turned in to a game rather than a subject. It was like racing; there are many heats (games) and you have to try to get those fingers on the keyboard as fast as possible to get the best score.
It is a really good event and you should try to take part in it. There are a total of 60 games in a span of 3 days of Math, Literacy and Science which is quite manageable. If you spend half an hour each day during each of the three competition days, you will manage to finish the whole competition. The first time I played, there was only World Math Day in which we had to finish 500 games within 2 days! It was like spending 5 hours each day. As a nine-year-old, I think completing all my games was a victory in itself.
I wish all participants the best for the games. All participants are winners in one sense as not everyone is fortunate enough to get the chance to participate. Many kids all over the world don’t have access to the Internet. However, we can all help by donating to UNICEF. Remember, a dollar makes a difference. For instance, if all 5 million participants in 2012 donated a dollar, we would have raised 5 million dollars!
The most important thing is to have fun! This is a biannual event and it will be a pity if you don’t enjoy it.