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Malaysian Virtual Field Trips

Underprivileged kids rarely get a chance to explore the world. Now they can without ever leaving their village. #myvirtualvids

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Malaysian Virtual Field Trips

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virtualreality, technology, education

This is a project by Give.my. Our dream is to help kids explore the world even if they can’t afford it. With that in mind, we want to create virtual reality 360 ‘field trip’ videos, so underprivileged kids can enjoy the joys of the world around them without ever leaving their village.

A project by Give.my


Bringing the world to underprivileged children.

We have a strong desire to ensure that all children – our future leaders – receive a holistic learning experience. Not everyone is able to enjoy a full education. Underprivileged children from orphanages, refugee camps and indigenous communities often find themselves left out and left behind in the education system. With virtual reality, we saw a wonderful opportunity to help bridge this gap. The technology is maturing, becoming more affordable and accessible, and has tremendous potential for all sorts of applications and fields. From an educational point of view, virtual reality opens up a whole new way of learning and providing ‘field trips’ is just the start.


We’re all for anything mind-blowing.

Virtual reality. The power to enjoy experiences you would otherwise not normally have. Imagine standing next to the roar of a waterfall. Taking a trip on a helicopter. Riding a rollercoaster in a theme park. Or hanging out with orangutans. All from the comfort of your home.

We want kids to enjoy the experience and let it spark their imagination in a big way.

For most of us, it would be a novelty experience, a nice distraction. But for those who lack the things we often take for granted, like physical mobility or financial means, virtual reality could be their only connection to the big wide world.


What we want to shoot.

We plan to cover a variety of topics that will open the kids’ eyes to the many wonders of the country. We will create 360 videos based on Malaysia’s popular sights, professions, festivals and many other interests. Imagine seeing pewter being crafted in Royal Selangor without ever having to really visit the place. It’s amazing what technology can teach these kids. We intend to make these videos as interesting as possible for the kids. We are planning to have a variety of videos that will have range of topics like culture, a day in the life of a uniformed serviceman, nature, and breath-taking adventures like riding on a helicopter or skydiving. Not to forget some real life scenarios that will touch on societal issues that will teach the kids to always be good.

Giving underprivileged kids a chance to see the many wonders of Malaysia.


The project is more than just films.

To reach out to more people and create awareness, we will also run ten workshops for underprivileged children to experience and discover new things through the use of 360 videos, smartphones and Google Cardboard viewers. We hope to make an impact on 200-400 kids and show them a future that they’ve never imagined for themselves.

Google Cardboards.

While virtual worlds are not the same as a hands-on experience, we hope that our ‘field trip’ videos will greatly enrich the underprivileged children’s education. We hope that our efforts will help widen their worldview and enlarge their vision and ambitions, inspiring them to become a pilot, build a business or even help other kids.

Giving underprivileged kids a reason to smile.


The team.

Virtual Reality Field Trips is a collaborative effort between Give.my (www.give.my) and Girls For Good (www.facebook.com/girlsforgoodkl). Give.my is a crowdfunding platform that raises funds for educational projects by teachers and educators across Malaysia. GFG is a social enterprise that runs workshops in schools, teaching girls creative confidence via human-centered design, building content for educational programs and creating a network of teachers in various parts of the country. The team members consist of Kal Joffres, Fiza Azmi and Tiu Kian Wee: • Kal is a serial entrepreneur and social innovator focusing on leveraging design thinking and technology to solve tough social challenges. • Fiza was a lecturer in UNITEN. She decided to establish GFG to empower girls in learning and succeeding in their lives. Fiza is the perfect partner to collaborate because of her amazing experience working with children across the nation. • Tiu, a former teacher, is currently managing Give.my. He is passionate about improving the educational field in Malaysia.

The people of Give.my: (From left to right) Fiza, Kal & Tiu.


We want to make a difference. Your support will get us there.

Our VR videos will certainly put a smile on their faces and get them excited about the future, looking out into the world and building hope and dreams. That would be a job well done. So pledge your webits to us and help these kids explore the world! PREPARATION (6 weeks): 12th May – 23rd June • 360 Videos – 10 Videos in total like above • Marketing (Online & Offline Campaign) • Outreach to underprivileged kids institutions EXECUTION (14 weeks): 24th June – 30th September • Selection of underprivileged kids institutions • Workshops execution at rural schools • Media outreach POST-PROGRAM (3 weeks): 1st October – 22nd October • Impact report production • Project wrap-up

"Help a generation of kids dream bigger. You can help underprivileged kids experience places, enjoy careers, and things, they may never otherwise have the chance to experience. Just by taking a moment to support this project and gathering your friends to do the same."

by Kal Joffres

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