Games help street teens learn (12 Oct 2004)
Tatiana Merlo Flores stresses that games provide street children with the challenge and the encouragement that they not always get from school.
"You can see them, leaving their packages and containers with paper and cartons, and get into these arcades to play," she said.
"They might spend up to half of their wages in that. They pay for this informal way of learning, because this is actually learning."
The next step forward, according to her, is to knock on the door of the big games software companies in order to be able to make full use of the potential of games.
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