VR in Africa

 


“The VR lesson is different in a way that it shows clearly what one is learning… With models being rotated in all the angles one would want to learn more and more.”

David Kansime - St Henry’s College, Kitovu, Uganda

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Aids3[1].gifIt is the ability to effectively transfer knowledge and skills even to people with lower literacy abilities that make VR an innovative and exciting technology and approach. By building on its visual nature, appropriate and effective training / education can be offered to people who lack good reading and writing skills – leading to social upliftment, poverty alleviation and economic growth.

We believe that VR has a powerful role to play in the future development of Africa and are committed to making this happen.

In_Field_Water_Capture.jpgText-based communication can be a significant stumbling block to clear and unambiguous communication. This is especially true in the (African) education and training environment, where language and often, literacy, can present major barriers to effective learning

VR bypasses the need for good reading and writing abilities (of course, in parallel with longer-term strategies to build literacy levels).

p_partsIn turn, this innovative approach facilitates social upliftment, poverty alleviation and economic growth.

  • The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa cannot hope to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of halving extreme
    poverty by 2015 without investing heavily in education
  • The African Union’s NEPAD has set itself a target of free, universal primary education by 2015

Both goals are highly laudable but Haulage[1].gifambitious goals. They will need new, innovative approaches to support them.

 

 


Our work in Africa has shown time and time again that VR is well-suited to effectively supporting these goals and skills development across Africa.