Virtual Tour of Kahuzi Biega National Park
Through Program Utalii Kwetu, we are providing an immersive education experience that engages learners in 25 primary schools in DR Congo using Virtual Reality.
At this school, we are embarking children in an Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking, a subspecies of Eastern Gorillas endemic to the DR Congo and inhabiting Kahuzi Biega National Park. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla is listed by IUCN as an endangered species with few than 5000 individuals remaining.
The goal of the tour is to show to the kids the DR Congo’s incredible places, and to inspire them to protect these amazing places.
Through VR/AR, we are thus expanding lessons beyond our books on nature conservation—and outside classroom walls. Providing a seamless combination of scholastic materials leveraging cutting technology to spark next environmentalists.
Virtual Reality is also helping us to involve children with disabilities, the latter can interact digitally with a range of animals in a new and exciting way that was totally beyond their reach.
Science tells us that the next 10 years will be the defining decade to limit the worst impacts of climate change, we believe that technology can help us advance our work in creating thousands of environmental protectors right at the heart of the Congolese Tropical Rainforest.
Reading about the rainforest can be interesting. But meeting a jaguar while hiking the Amazon brings those words to life. And although memorizing the stages of photosynthesis could mean a good test grade, diving inside a leaf to view the process firsthand will spark a future scientist.
Unfortunately, we are only using one VR headset for thousands of kids, we are hereby requesting generous people to allow us acquire a set of VR/AR headset made for education from Avantis Systems. One headset goes for 500 USD.
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