Pakistani startup selected for UNICEF Innovative Fund 2020
Pakistani Tech startup WonderTree has been selected for the UNICEF Innovative Fund 2020 along with 11 start-ups around the globe.
Wonder Tree, based in Karachi, is the only start-up selected for the UNICEF Innovative Fund 2020 from Pakistan.
“The core motivation of the Innovation Fund is to identify ‘clusters’ or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology — so that UNICEF can both share markets and learn about and guide these technologies to benefit children,” the statement added, highlighting that this year, over 350 submissions from more than 60 countries were received.
The tech-start-up, which uses Augmented Reality, machine learning and human pose estimation to make interactive and immersive games for children between the ages of 4-14 years with mild to moderate disabilities, has plans to enhance their technological infrastructure and scale their solution to populations with limited access to quality learning with UNICEF Innovative Funds.
“Our ultimate aim is to use this opportunity with UNICEF as a stepping stone to go global and impact millions of children worldwide,” it said.