Water for Kenya VR

Water for Kenya VR is an interactive 360° 3D film project for virtual reality headsets that makes climate change, sustainability and development aid a playful experience. In cooperation with the honorary association Wasser für Kenia e.V. (Water for Kenya). (http://wasser-fuer-kenia.de), a series of stereoscopic 360° images were taken in one of Kenya’s driest regions. Various water aid projects, a Kenyan school, a Samburu village and numerous insights into lifestyle and everyday problems under massive water shortage can be seen. The primary target group are high school students in geography classes on sustainability topics. For this purpose, a teaching concept was developed that combines the use of virtual reality with other teaching methods and creates an extraordinary experience for the students. The students can jump to dozens of virtual places by simple eye control, explore these independently and discover interesting information about the visible objects. In this way, an on-site experience is integrated into a playful knowledge transfer concept. The application is to be made available free of charge from January 2019 and will be sent to interested geography teachers with 10 VR headsets and all necessary teaching materials.