Students were challenged with the following problem "You are a toy designer hoping to launch the next great toy that will be popular for years to come in the community of Katoke, Tanzania, Africa. What direction should you take in the design of this toy, and why will children be drawn to it?" From this problem they formed groups and were assigned the roles of spokesperson, group leader and scribe.
The ideas generated by the students were fascinating and produced a large amount of enthusiastic and animated discussion, "what type of toy would I create if I could make one?" "How can I create a toy without batteries as they may not have the money to replace the batteries?" It will be an interesting conversation to continue.