Africa-Press – Botswana. A lucky bunch of 50 schoolchildren from Drancy, in the northern Parisian suburbs, was able to spend some time with the international football player, Edouard Mendy. The member of the Senegalese national team and Chelsea goalkeeper is part of a project called PowerZ which vows to educate the young generation via a free online video game.
Explains Edouard Mendy, Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper.
The admired player who helped Senegal lift its first African Cup of Nations this year also financially invested in the development of PowerZ.
The Father of two young boys aged four and six also says he fell in love with its concept because it is free, or rather “free-to-pay“ as those who install it are free to pay what they want or can, says Mendy.
PowerZ was designed by a team of 50 people including video game and pedagogy specialists. Its founder and CEO is Emmanuel Freund who praises the player’s values.
Its designers have raised “10 million euros for the development of the game internationally”. A motivation shared by the Senegalese goalkeeper who says he wishes to see PowerZ on a “world-scale”.