I hope ngos and software developers can both think of
such better ways
to educate the newer generation and take away the dread of a
specialised occupation by building even better games and user
interfaces. Such games taken at a young stage could easily launch a
child into a career and give them a headstart. Parents would also like
to see children doing something constructive even while playing
(I seem to have missed this e-mail in a sudden flood of traffic
mailing-lists over last week.)
Not that this has anything to do with this list, but why try to force
play to be more than just fun? Even seemingly "non-constructive" play
offers children creative release, and emotional and cognitive
development on various fronts. I am not sure if regimented play
activities aiming to give children a "head-start toward their career"
will really have the positive effect you are aiming for. In fact, I
could argue to a contrary.
But I won't, for I am obviously not a child-psychologist.