Plarium Employees Become Lecturers for Ukraine’s School Students


Plarium has pitched in to help update the educational materials for Ukraine’s school computer science program. We’ve prepared three video lectures about game development professions for IT-Studios, a pilot project of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine run by the EU-funded EU4DigitalUA program.

From September 1st 2023, the videos will be incorporated into the Ukrainian school curriculum, and will be available to over 4 million students. Currently, the program is already being tested in 50 schools with more than 3,000 children studying under it.

Take a peek behind the scenes and learn about the project from the employees who took on the role of lecturers.

We consulted with methodologists on topics, scenarios, and examples to make sure the material was both engaging and easy to understand for 5th–9th graders. Our in-house video and audio production team then helped record the lectures, which are available to view now on the Diia.Digital Education YouTube channel.

Game Designer | Daria Riaboshapka, Game Design Team Lead

Daria elaborates on the role of game designer in creating game content and gameplay.

Computer Game Artists | Kyrylo Shupa-Dubrova, Character Artist

Kyrylo shows how a 3D game character is created and talks about the artists involved in the process.

Game Developer | Oleksandr Sivak, Client Development Team Lead

Sashko covers the stages of game development and the tasks you can expect to receive as a game developer.

We believe the updated computer science program will attract student interest in IT and modern digital careers. It’s our hope that, in a few years, we’ll see students who are enrolled in the project come to work in the game industry.

We would like to thank Kharkiv IT Cluster for inviting us to take part in the program. Read more about the IT-Studios project in this article.