During a conversation with an Aid Worker helping out at a refugee camp in Lebanon, she mentioned education on what are considered"tabboo"" subjects such as female hygiene, family planning etc, are a constant challenge due to medium of the material being "open", leading to a lot of social anxiety and embarrassment inhibiting its educational value.
We then started discussing another feature of VR that we had overlooked. Anonymity, and the ability to learn about what can be socially awkward but vital topics in a "safe space".
Access to this knowledge would have a monumental impact on many who are suffering the consequences of not having this information.
We will be further validating this, we have many questions we need to get answered.
ReAble working on a project in conjunction with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and a growing list of partners to introduce VR technology as an education medium into what we hope to be all Lebanese schools!
We are always looking for local partners and individuals to help us build content and think up new ways to maximize the impact of this technology and get in the hands of those who need it the most. We would love to chat.
You can get a bit more info on our initiative below and we would love your feedback and any input you may have!