The Noun Hero is an application that promotes educational games
for children between 4 to 13 years to help students grasp basic concepts taught
in school. The learning application was created by second year students at
United States International University (USIU), Juzer Yunus, an International
Business Administration major and Kevin Hungai, an Applied Computer Technology
major and has proved to increase understanding of basic mathematics and English
concepts on children who tested the game.
The two partners founded Savana Media, a start-up committed to
promoting a world where boredom does not prevent learning. They attribute some
of their success to the guidance and support they have received through USIU’s
New Economic Venture Accelerator- Africa program.
“Start a business, fail fast, gain experience and learn even
faster. Think local but produce international quality,” Hungai said.
Kevin and Juzer advocate for more incubation centers in Kenya and
challenge the government to invest and support local products that could help
develop the economy even further especially against a backdrop of increased
Juzer says, “The youth and students need a place to develop their
ideas, get advice and to experiment.”
While the application is still at the prototype stage, the
company’s goal is to seek partners to further develop it into a fully
functional application, to acquire the necessary approvals and to test it in a
number of schools, universities and in local companies for simulations through