The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement reached crescendo in 2020 with millions taking to the streets despite the lockdown. Now, a new online resource offers the opportunity to educate the next generation on the importance of black history and diversity.
British mumpreneur, Oriana Gowie set up Tuntimo.com, an online educational platform, aimed at children aged 5-11, which serves to make them aware of key figures and shed a light on important moments throughout black history. Her mission is to educate children, of all races and backgrounds, on these moments in history that have largely been overlooked and provide for a more diverse viewpoint, whilst also creating a space for black children to be proud of themselves and their legacy.
This resource was developed by Gowie, along with historians, teachers and other professionals. Children have access to 200 profiles on black athletes, inventors, leaders and other notable figures, who they can learn about through games, facts and quizzes.
Tuntimo, the edtech resource, enables learning in an enjoyable way, whilst also playing an important role in furthering the Black Lives Matter cause. There is a clear gap in the market for diverse educational resources that can celebrate black history. It is important to give even more attention to the prejudice that exists against the back community, in order to dismantle systemic biases. The only way this can be achieved is through awareness and education, of which Tuntimo is a great example.