Over the years we have invested over $10 million dollars in building our family-driven, game-based learning platform and served over 10 million 7-12 yr old kids and their families around the world. We are leading the world in the new way of learning - think Minecraft, Fortnite and Clash of Clans meet life-skills learning without the need for a classroom or teacher.
Our next challenge is to work with the organizations that are subject matter experts in the lessons the world has learned throughout history - as well as organizations that can bring those lessons to 1 Billion people around the world (there are 2.3 Billion Christians in the world and 1.8 Billion Muslims who are projected to surpass Christians in the coming decades).
Our education app is simple and free - it helps families learn critical life lessons while they develop good daily habits, learn 21st century skills and become more connected to family and friends.
We've figured out how to use technology for the good of the human race - now we're partnering with the organizations and governments that will help us get this technology to the masses.
Jerusalem Rising is one of the programs we've created to help people better understand the history of the world from the time of Creation to the present day. In the game the kids and family members experience the Jewish people and culture, and the capital of the world throughout time - Jerusalem.
One of the big problems we face today is most people don't understand and appreciate the history of this world and are left to their own thoughts, ideas and the whims of the education system - this does not bode well for the Jewish nation.
Why is this city so important to Christianity, Islam and Judaism? - the three religions which trace their shared origins back to the biblical figure of Abraham.
Jerusalem - its name resonates in the hearts of Christians, Jews and Muslims alike and echoes through centuries of shared and disputed history.
Known in Hebrew as Yerushalayim and in Arabic as al-Quds, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been conquered, destroyed and rebuilt time and again, and every layer of its earth reveals a different piece of the past.
While it has often been the focus of stories of division and conflict among people of different religions, they are united in their reverence for this holy ground.
At its core is the Old City, a maze of narrow alleyways and historic architecture that characterises its four quarters - Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian. It is surrounded by a fortress-like stone wall and home to some of the holiest sites in the world.
Each quarter represents its own population. The Christians have two, because Armenians are also Christians, and their quarter, the smallest of the four, is one of the oldest Armenian centres in the world.
It is unique in that their community has preserved its own particular culture and civilisation inside the St James Church and monastery, which comprises most of their section.
The Jewish Quarter is home to the Kotel, or the Western Wall, a remnant of the retaining wall of the mount on which the Holy Temple once stood.
Inside the temple was the Holy of Holies, the most sacred site in Judaism.
Jews believe that this was the location of the foundation stone from which the world was created, and where Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Many Jews believe the Dome of the Rock is the site of the Holy of Holies.
Today, the Western Wall is the closest place Jews can pray to the Holy of Holies.
Jewish people from all over the world visit this place to pray and connect to their heritage, especially during the High Holidays.
Inside the Christian Quarter is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a significant focus for Christians all over the world. It is located on a site which is central to the story of Jesus, his death, crucifixion and resurrection.
According to most Christian traditions, Jesus was crucified there, on Golgotha, or the hill of Calvary, his tomb is located inside the sepulchre and this was also the site of his resurrection.
It is one of the main pilgrimage destinations for millions of Christians worldwide who visit the empty tomb of Jesus and seek solace and redemption in prayer at the site.
The Muslim Quarter is the largest of the four and contains the shrine of the Dome of Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque on a plateau known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.
The mosque is the third holiest site in Islam.
Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad travelled here from Mecca during his night journey and prayed with the souls of all the prophets. A few steps away, the shrine of the Dome of the Rock holds the foundation stone, where Muslims believe Muhammad then ascended to heaven.
Muslims visit the holy site all year round, but every Friday during the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of thousands of Muslims come to pray at the mosque.
Harvard University did a 75 year study on "what causes happiness" and they found the most important cause of happiness is "good connections". Connections to loved ones, friends, a higher power - connections that foster love and security help us live a happier and healthier life.
Our Daily Vitals app (iwww.dailyvitals.us) is specifically designed to help family generations connect - kids, parents and grandparents, as well as helping the kids connect with their peers around the world.
This is the technology that every family with young kids needs to use before they allow their children to use any other social media. This is technology that is used for good - that helps connect generations and teaches families how to control technology before it controls you.
Most families around the world are interested in being happy, more connected and using technology to be more successful.
In addition to the basic family skills learned in Daily Vitals, we have created a game-based learning app for the kids. It uses the very popular gameplay of successful games like Minecraft, Fortnite and Clash of Clans and integrates that with real life learning of wealth creation, health, character, civics and 21st century skills - basically alot of what most kids aren't learning during their regular school days.
Without any classroom or teacher time, the kids spend 30-60 minutes a day in the game, playing and learning with their friends around the world. We have been hired by global corporations and governments to create content that kids aren't interested in learning and we've been able to motivate them to learn, apply and master those skills on their own time. We've done this with millions of kids so far with a platform that is very scalable.
This is how we take back some control of how our upcoming generations are being educated, which ultimately determines what our world will be like in the coming decades.
When people are connected and educated and they are presented with a good cause to support that doesn't require much time or resources - they usually participate.
If those same families see that their engagement will directly impact the success of their family, then they are even more willing to engage and share with their network of friends and family.
We provide engagement opportunities that are relevant to their family's success and the things they are learning.
We start out by connecting with 1 million families and then provide them with the motivation and tools to share the app with 10 people they know. We keep doing this as more families use the app, and we add more organizations and governments (for example with the government of Kosovo which is mostly Muslim, we would brand the game "Kosovo Rising" and the kids would experience all the 21st century and life-skills learning, plus the history of the world from a balanced perspective).
Unfortunately many families around the world are stuck in a cycle of poverty and ignorance. Technology such as ours is the only way we can insert real learning and opportunity into those kid's lives.
Just like companies like Apple did in the music industry, we can insert good technology that is designed to benefit the end user and eliminate the middle man. This is how you impact the upcoming generations and the future of the world.
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