"Gamers are Trained to Believe they Can Win" Urgent Evoke trains kids in a positive way to tackle tough real world problems and come up with practical solutions that can lead to actual businesses.
UrgentEvoke.com "A Crash Course in Saving the World." "... EVOKE was developed by the World Bank Institute, the learning and knowledge arm of the World Bank Group, and directed by alternate reality game master Jane McGonigal...."
This online computer game aims to solve real world problems by providing emotional positive rewards. Tackle real world challenges.... some of the world's toughest problems.
By the end of the 10 week game you'll have an actual solution to a real world problem and an idea for an actual business.
Games can be played on mobile phones throughout the world.
"... EVOKE is a ten-week crash course in changing the world.
It is free to play and open to anyone, anywhere.
The goal of the social network game is to help empower young people all over the world, and especially young people in Africa, to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems.
The game begins on March 3, 2010. Players can join the game at any time.
On May 12th, 2010 the first season of the game will end, and successful participants will form the first graduating class of the EVOKE network.
Players who successfully complete 10 game challenges will be able to claim their honors: Certified EVOKE Social Innovator – Class of 2010...."