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6-year-old boy creates superhero android app and computer learning game (photos)

6-year-old boy creates superhero android app and computer learning game (photos)

- Ethan Yona creates EthanMan

- It is a superhero character and computer learning game

- It was launched on June 16

Most of his age mates would consider themselves still too young to create an android app or computer game.

For Ethan Yona, a six-year-old Tanzanian boy, it is all too easy.

He created a superhero character and computer learning game called EthanMan which has now been developed into an android app.

Ethan Yona during the launch of his app: Photo: Africa News

Ethan Yona during the launch of his app. Photo: Africa News

The EthanMan character is based on Ethan himself and it is highly talented. Just like Ethan, he writes inspirational books, creates learning games and takes kids on multi-learning journeys.

With the help of his mother Irene Kiwia, Ethan launched his app on June 16, in partnership with i-Learn East Africa and Tujenge Tech.

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Ethan explaining his project to fellow kids. Photo: Africa News

Ethan explaining his project to fellow kids. Photo: Africa News

Speaking to journalists, Irene said Ethan has a passion for games and learning. She added that he started developing the project while he wast still in kindergarten.

She said: “He has been very energetic, enjoys learning new things and loves playing games. One day he told us that he would like to create his own superhero character based on his qualities.”

The app's logo. Photo: Africa News

The app's logo. Photo: Africa News

Noelah Ntukamazina, the Managing Director of i-Learn East Africa praised Ethan's initiative. He said the company was happy to work with him on something that would benefit kids.

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Mr Joseph Singano, CEO of Tujenge Tech, also said: “Being a part of such an extraordinary project was what got us into technology to start with. Our role was to integrate the EthanMan character and his many talents into a platform that will be easy to access and create a great user experience for kids.”

See more about Ethan's incredible project in the video below.

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