Aiyin: a sanctuary for socioeconomic development through VR

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When war or disaster strikes, amongst those displaced, the ones who suffer the most are students and people with little to no hands-on skills.

We're building an ecosystem that unlocks gender equality outcomes at scale and digitizes practical education for those whose learning has been disrupted by shock, migration or conflict, especially children. Aiyin utilizes VR to help reduce costs and maximize impact with offices in Pakistan and the US. 

There are a total of 2.4 million refugees housed and 75% of schools in Pakistan without science labs, moreover, the unemployment rate is growing rapidly. The non-profit initiative has been working for the past 3 years to bring science labs to Afghan refugee children in Pakistan, as well as training resource scared youth in virtual environments teaching them basic skills from operating building machines to preparing for basic job interviews.

Aiyin, having collaborations with Google, Harvard University, UNICEF, UNDP and being funded by the National Technology Funds, has created learning spaces in VR for facilities without the physical and monetary capacity to build real ones. In these facilities, the learners have recorded increased retention of up to 130% than the traditional methods and teaching media. The environments are safer, 24/7 available, immersive, can be deployed in 3 days' time and the hardware costs 50 times less than the actual labs. The labs are currently being used by educational institutions and NGO's working in poverty-stricken areas.

Aiyin brings justice to displaced communities by providing equal opportunities at a cost reduced through innovation and digitization. Current beneficiaries of these remote labs are 850 students enrolled in multiple schools and around 500 youth learning newer skills in safer environments.

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