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Wow! Money to play a videogame!?

Updated: May 31, 2023

Update #177


Toronto Estonian Supplementary School students Adrian, Agnes, Vera, Leili, Kaili, Heiki, Aivi received their reward, for playing misKESKUS at the end of year assembly! (missing Johann ja Oskar)

As Estonian supplementary schools wind down their activities for the summer, students are rewarded with report cards, graduation goodies and, for those who played the MisKESKUS video game, also with $25 cash!


All diaspora schools were eligible to have their students participate, and the game was downloaded 125 times around the world!


One graduation ceremony where the rewards were handed out was at the Toronto Estonian School graduation ceremony on May 16, 2023, where students from three classes had participated in the challenge.


"MisKESKUS is a gentle and fun game in a plurilingual learning context that we ourselves have enjoyed playing," says Heli Vanaselja, one of the game developers, "I used this in my 'eesti kooli' classroom to support virtual instruction, to have some fun."


The kids were thrilled to be rewarded for just playing an Estonian videogame. "Adrian was very engrossed in playing and solving the challenges in the game," stated Erki, Adrian's father.

The MisKESKUS video game is an Estonian Arts Centre initiative and was developed by two Estonian-language immersion teachers, Elli Kipper and Heli Vanaselja at the Toronto Estonian School, and programmed by a team headed by Tom Tiisler, from Sudbury, Ontario.



The game is available and suitable for all aged 6+ to enjoy! Laptop or desktop needed to play. The game is downloaded onto your system. The game can be downloaded here.


MisKESKUS gives players a sneak peek inside KESKUS International Estonian Centre before it opens and develops some basic Estonian vocabulary. The Centre is in construction, sign up for the newsletter on the homepage and keep abreast of project progress!


KESKUS International Estonian Centre in downtown Toronto will be a dynamic hub showcasing our rich heritage and promoting Estonian innovation. It will be a vibrant gathering place for Estonians of all generations and backgrounds to connect, celebrate, and share our culture and achievements with each other and the world.


All KESKUS valued donors make a critical difference


Please join our growing list of capital campaign donors. The KESKUS International Estonian Centre’s donor categories are Kalevipoja laud for gifts over $100,000 (including naming rights for specific areas), Koidula gild, which is from $50,000-99,999, Viru vanemad for gifts of $10,000-$49,999, and Kungla rahvas for gifts up to $10,000.


To make a donation, please call +1.647.250.7136 or email donations@estoniancentre.ca. Donations may be made as a family gift, or in honour of an individual or family. All Canadian, U.S. and Estonian donations are issued a tax receipt. KESKUS leadership donors are recognized here.


To follow the construction journey and for KESKUS updates:

· Visit the KESKUS website and subscribe to the monthly newsletter:

· Facebook @EestiKeskus, Twitter @keskus, Instagram @keskus.iec




Mäng on mängitav igas vanuses (6+) ja suunatud just neile kelle eesti keel on algtasemeil! Mängimiseks on vaja sülearvutit või lauaarvutit. Mäng laaditakse teie süsteemi alla. Mängu saab alla laadida siit ja on jätkuvalt mängitav.


MisKESKUS annab mängijatele KESKUS International Estonian Centre’isse võimaluse, enne selle avamist pilgu heita. KESKUS on ehitamisel, liitu kodulehel uudiskirjaga ja püsi projekti eduga kursis!


KESKUSe toetajate abiga viime uue kodu ehitamise lõpuni


Igaühe abi on vajalik, et KESKUSe ehitusega lõpuni jõuda! Kui soovid kaasa aidata eestlaste tulevikule väljaspool Eestit, siis liitu teiste toetajatega. KESKUSe annetamise tasemed on järgmised: Kalevipoja laud (rohkem kui 100 tuhat dollarit koos nime panemise õigusega), Koidula gild (50 tuhat kuni 99 999 dollarit), Viru vanemad (10 tuhat kuni 49 999 dollarit), ja Kungla rahvas (kuni 10 tuhat dollarit).


Toetuste tegemiseks kirjutage: donations@estoniancentre.ca või helistage +1.647.250.7136. Annetusi saab ka veebi kaudu teha. Annetused võivad olla tehtud pere nimel, või austades mõnda isikut või peret. Kõigi annetuste puhul, mis on tehtud Kanadas, Eestis või USAs, väljastatakse tulumaksusoodustus.

Siit leiab teavet projekti ja ehituskäigu kohta:

· Külasta KESKUSe kodulehte ja registreeru uudiskirja saajaks

· Facebook @EestiKeskus, Twitter @keskus, Instagram @keskus.iec

 

Get involved and help support our future


Please join our growing list of capital campaign donors to help bring this extraordinary project to completion.


The KESKUS International Estonian Centre’s donor categories are Kalevipoja laud for gifts over $100,000 (including naming rights for specific areas), Koidula gild, which is from $50,000-99,999, Viru vanemad for gifts of $10,000-$49,999, and Kungla rahvas for gifts up to $10,000. KESKUS leadership donors are recognized here.


To make a donation, please call +1.647.250.7136 or email donations@estoniancentre.ca. Donations may be made as a family gift, or in honour of an individual or family. All donations are issued a tax receipt, in Canada via Estonian Arts Centre, US tax receipts via KBFUS and Estonian tax receipts via Eesti Rahvuskultuuri Fond.


Let’s keep in touch!

  • Visit the KESKUS website for all the latest news

  • Sign up for the KESKUS monthly email newsletter

  • Follow us on Facebook @EestiKeskus, Twitter @keskus, Instagram @keskus.iec


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