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Gaming: The pathway to a better world

In a world where technology continues to reshape our daily lives, gaming has emerged as a powerful force for positive change. Beyond its immersive experiences and entertainment value, gaming has the potential to transform our societies, foster connections, and address real-world challenges. As we dive deeper into the realm of gaming, we uncover a pathway to a better world – one that unites, inspires, and empowers us to create lasting impact.

‘Games are the only force in the world that can get people to take actions against their self-interest, in a predictable way, without using force.’ – Jane McGonigal, TED Talk: ‘Gaming can make a better world’.

  • Uniting diverse communities – Gaming breaks through cultural, geographic, and societal boundaries, uniting diverse communities in shared virtual experiences. Players from different backgrounds come together, forming connections and friendships that transcend traditional barriers. These interactions foster empathy, understanding, and a sense of global citizenship, reminding us that we are more alike than we are different.
  • Inspiring collaboration and problem-solving – Multiplayer games present opportunities for collaboration and problem-solving on a massive scale. From strategising in complex raids to coordinating intricate missions, players learn to communicate effectively, adapt to new situations, and work as a team. These skills translate beyond the virtual realm, preparing individuals to tackle real-world challenges with creativity, resilience, and an ability to navigate complex systems.
  • Addressing global issues – Gaming has become a platform for addressing pressing global issues, enabling players to actively engage with social, environmental, and health-related causes. Through gamification, individuals are motivated to take action, raise awareness, and drive change in their communities. From games that promote sustainability and conservation to those that tackle mental health stigma, gaming also empowers players to become agents of positive transformation.

Gaming holds the potential to create a better world—one where collaboration, empathy, and creativity thrive. As we harness the power of gaming to address global challenges, inspire positive action, and pioneer new technologies, we unlock a future that is shaped by the collective power of gamers worldwide. Let us embrace gaming as a force for good and embark on a journey to transform our world into a more inclusive, connected, and impactful place.


Experience Chow Town by Nedbank today

Parents and children can explore the exciting world of Chow Town by Nedbank by searching for it in the Roblox app, and experience the benefits of gaming with a purpose. In this way parents are nurturing a new generation of entrepreneurs and helping young minds develop valuable life skills for a brighter future.

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