11-year-old Indian student to represent UAE at World Education Games

Maathangi Anirudh
Maathangi Anirudh

A Dubai-based Indian student will represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the World Education Games (WEG) – a contest in literacy, math and science, a media report said.

Maathangi Anirudh, 11, from the Millennium School, Dubai, is one of the very few ambassadors who have been chosen to represent UAE and the Middle East at WEG – a two-day gaming contest which will kick-off on October 13.

Maathangi will pit her skills against five million pupils from 200 other countries and regions this week in the World Education Games (Weg) – described as the largest online education competition. She is encouraging other children to participate in a global maths, literacy and science competition to help provide education to the less fortunate.

President of Arts and Culture of Dubai-based youth group Students for the Earth – involved in humanitarian and environmental activities, Maathangi supports the cause of “learning” and “education for all”, Emirates 24|7 News reported on Friday.

Earlier this year, she organised an old book collection drive and gifted 900 books to Dubai Public Library. She has also been recognised as the Expo 2020 Dubai Youth Ambassador.

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WEG was established in 2007 and is an online game contest. It currently has nearly 6 million students participating worldwide.

It has started practice sessions on October 1 and will run until October 12. Students aged 4-18 are eligible to participate for free.

The first 20 games of the total 50 games will be marked.

The WEG supports Unicef’s initiative “School in a Box” where points earned by students will be given to the organisation in the form of school supplies.

The supplies will then be donated to needy schools and students in different parts of the world, the report said.

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