South African ed-tech startup Why Toyz is inspiring the creativity of children by utilising 3D printing at the heart of early childhood development.
Founded last July, Why Toyz provides fun, educational content for young kids that can be 3D-printed at home or at school to raise a new generation of creators.
Founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Petra Rees said the startup, which was named winner of the Seedstars event in Johannesburg late last year, wanted to raise creators instead of just consumers – “kids who are prepared for a fundamentally different future where they won’t find jobs but rather need skills like creativity, problem-solving, analytical, critical and innovative thinking”.
“3D printing is an exponential technology that by default offers making and creating and therefore sits at the foundation of Why Toyz, focusing on early childhood development,” she told Disrupt Africa. “We allow kids to tap into their creativity […]
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