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Celebrating Women in AR/VR’s 3rd Birthday

Happy 3rd birthday Women in AR/VR! If you keep up-to-date with our social media you may have heard that we celebrated WIARVR’s 3rd birthday earlier this month and mentioned that we’d share the experience with you. As promised, here are some of our highlights from the event…   Women in AR/VR If you aren’t yet…
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Collaborating with ABZ to Empower Children with Knowledge

Aussie Books for Zim and Devika are officially collaborating to refurbish a library in Zimbabwe! Devika and ABZ are excited to give the existing library a new coat of paint, desks, chairs and 2000+ books to provide students and teachers with a safe space to learn, teach and be inspired. With ABZ enacting the change and Devika providing the funding, the library will launch in October 2019.

 

The Importance of People

Aussie Books for Zim founder and CEO Dr Alfred Chidembo has a huge place in his heart for educating children in Zimbabwe. Growing up and attending a rural school in Zimbabwe, Alfred can testify that having access to books changed his life.

Alfred shared, “It would have been nearly impossible for me to be where I am today without access to books. I’m grateful for the chance I was given to read, to dream bigger and to realise those dreams!”

 

This was taken while getting the Kawondera Primary School Library ready in Zvimba, Zimbabwe.

 

 

Shipping 2000+ Books to Zimbabwe

With a shared passion for the next generation and value of the importance of people, Devika has jumped on board by sponsoring the renovation. Education should be accessible to everyone and with the ability to help make this happen, we couldn’t say no.

Ken shared, “Devika Cares is our community outreach initiative that aims to address important social issues such as education, sustainability and the general wellness of people. ABZ has given us the chance to make good on that mission and allowed us to empower new learnings and outcomes for people through the creation of a library for a village in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.”

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Alfred spoke about why our collaboration is important for him.

"There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This is what collaboration is all about. When like-minded people come together to tackle a problem, be rest assured that they will do a better job than any individual. We see the partnership between Aussie Books For Zim and Devika going well beyond just providing books but changing lives and bringing hope to children in rural Zimbabwe.”

 

 

The Places We’ll Go…

Without giving too much away, we can confidently say that this is just the beginning of the ABZ and Devika collaboration. As Alfred shared, providing a community with books has the potential to change lives. Through education, students have the opportunity to learn, enter the workplace and move away from a cycle of poverty. If this is what books can do, we cannot wait to see what other possibilities there are.

 

The Story Behind Kolb by Devika

In our previous blog ‘The Story Behind the Name Devika’ we revealed the thought process behind the design of Devika. In this blog, we have captured the meaning of Kolb to give you a glimpse into the mind of Devika’s CEO and founder Ken Kencevski and hopefully, an appreciation for the story behind Kolb by…
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Sarah’s Day Fitness Timer Launches #1 Apple App Store

In collaboration with the Sarah’s Day team, Devika developed the Sarah’s Day Fitness Timer App...AKA the Sezzy Timer which officially launched 19 February 2019. With over thousands of downloads worldwide, members of the Sezzy Squad have been using the app to time their workouts and meet their fitness goals. Sarah’s Day Inspired by her love…
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Devika Wins Unity Unite Sydney 2019 Showcase

A big congratulations goes out to the team at Devika who won the “Best Showcase (non-gaming)” for the Kolb Antarctica Experience at the Unity Unite Sydney 2019 annual event! Unity Unite Sydney 2019 Unite Sydney 2019 is a two-day event of training, presentations and workshops which has been designed to help tech novices and fanatics,…
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