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Virtual Reality for Social Impact in Haiti

Nov 11

02:15 PM - 02:40 PM

Description

FXG (tech side) and Hope for Haiti (non-profit side) created a VR app for social impact in Haiti. We have replicated a Haitian school with interactive elements . The experiential app is modeled off one of Hope for Haiti's partner schools in rural Haiti, along with a recreated landscape and environment. Users can explore the three room school, interact with different elements such as a well, chalkboard, flag pole, and other exploratory features. The space is designed to not only provide an engaging and hands-on experience, but also to give users an alternative (and more positive) perception of Haiti, by building an emotional connection to the environment, through the immersive powers of virtual reality technology. There is a dedicated classroom that contains multimedia elements to highlight the work of Hope for Haiti in the community through video, photos, audio, and engaging vignettes. An event was curated inside of the space, alongside an online, NFT auction, featuring donated artworks by various artists and public features, with the goal of raising 50k USD to provide 7,000 children across Haiti with the resources, supplies, and clean water that they need in order to have a successful school year.

Speakers

Head of US Operations , FXG
Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships , Hope for Haiti Inc

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