Spotlight: Student creates board game for class project to be used in school across Canada, sold on Amazon
Kyle Hawyes, a business administration student at Coast Mountain College, used the experiential learning platform Riipen to create a board game for the Unique Get Together Society, a non-profit empowering Indigenous and underserved communities. The game aims to educate the public about discrimination and social inequalities. The success of the project led to its distribution in classrooms through a Canadian Heritage grant, and it will be sold on Amazon. Riipen's real-world experiences in classrooms have allowed students to create valuable projects that outlive the semester and have a positive impact.
“Riipen has been absolutely incredible, we’ve embraced it because it gives students a voice in terms of how they see the future in society... they’re learning how problematic the systematic ways of our community are and in what ways we can change that,” says Abraham