We have some exciting Playlearning™ news to share!
The children’s oncology rooms at Hospital La Paz, located in Madrid, Spain, have received a very special makeover. Lingokids and The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) sought to transform the Pediatric Oncology waiting rooms into attractive spaces where children can be distracted from their illness for a while by playing and having fun.
From Waiting Rooms to Interactive Play Spaces 🏥
Now, the children who attend the hospital for consultations and treatments can keep themselves entertained while waiting to see medical workers. Kids can enjoy the bright and colorful scenery in the waiting rooms while playing on the Lingokids app. The new tablets, donated by Lingokids, are equipped with the Lingokids learning app for Playlearning™ adventures. Plus, children can get into the zone with brand-new gamer chairs provided by the RFEF.
Lingokids and the RFEF decorated the waiting room walls with iconic Lingokids characters, football motifs, and Spanish National Team elements. A total of 10 tablets were installed into each new gaming chair, giving patients access to the Unlimited version of the children’s app, which has more than 1,200 interactive videos, songs, and games. To use these tablets, children can sit in one of the 10 gamer chairs provided by the RFEF to make the gaming experience more unique and immersive.
The Office for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030 of Hospital La Paz (a national benchmark in childhood oncology treatments) coordinated the transformation. Their mission is to contribute to creating a better world through the defense of people, nature, and the planet. They seek economic efficiency, the well-being of all people, and a generation of positive social and environmental impact.
“It is a satisfaction for us to be able to contribute so that children who are going through the difficult moments of cancer treatment or transplants can have a pleasant time in the hospital thanks to the Lingokids universe, with characters, games, and songs with which they will learn, have fun and they will be able to forget a little of the reason that has brought them there. And we couldn’t have better travel companions than the Spanish Football Federation, once again making sport go beyond the stadiums and become a reason for joy for those who need it most.“
Cristóbal Viedma, CEO and founder of Lingokids
The new rooms have been inaugurated by the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales; the managing director of the hospital, Rafael Pérez-Santamarina; the Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ruiz-Escudero; as well as several members of the Lingokids management team.
The idea is that this action can be replicated in other hospitals with pediatric oncology areas in other Spanish cities.
About Lingokids 💙
Lingokids is a learning app for children from 2 to 8 years old. More than 50 million families around the world have already downloaded it. Lingokids collaborates with NGOs such as UNICEF, the Red Cross, UNHCR, Save the Children, the Pies DecaIzos Foundation of Colombia (promoted by Shakira), and the Queen Rania Foundation of Jordan (which seeks to end language barriers and promote equal opportunities for all children).
The company has raised $65 million to date from investors like Ravensburger and funds like Holtzbrinck Ventures, JME Venture Capital, Sabadell Ventures, BigSur, Reach Capital, and business angels like Gwynne Shotwell (president and COO of SpaceX). Lingokids has received several awards, such as the Award for the startup with the greatest social impact in education at the enlightED Awards 2018; was part of the Top 10 most promising startups on LinkedIn in 2020; and won the Best Original Learning App Award at the Kidscreen Awards 2022
About the RFEF ⚽
The Royal Spanish Football Federation is a private associative entity of public utility that integrates all the Autonomous Federations, as well as football clubs, footballers, referees, coaches, and the National Professional Football League. From its Equality Observatory. They support the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda with actions that promote gender equality, reduction in inequalities, and defends a healthy life and the well-being of all people.
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