We went to the Philippines!
It has been a while since we updated you on what has been happening with VRTY. Thank you for supporting us.
Our CEO, Kingston went to the Philippines in November 2018 to represent VRTY in the CMITS conference, the FIRST VR/AR/Immersive tech in education conference in Quezon City (QC), Philippines. Kingston had the opportunity to present about VRTY at the event. Polytechnic University of Philippines’ broadcast media faculty partner with VRTY to incorporate VR into their curriculum as a Proof of Concept (POC) in December 2018. This partnership is also the FIRST for Philippines universities.
In February 2019, Kingston went back to Quezon City as a speaker, opening ceremony VIP, event partner and exhibitor at the QC Animation & IT Fair – “Moving Towards Future Tech” event, together with VRTY co-founder, Ryan. The event was organised by the amazing team of KORPHIL and the QC local government. Thousands of school students, professional educators and administrators attended the three day event.
For this event, VRTY partnered with the QC government and the local Department of Education to launch a Philippines FIRST VR in public school education. 25 schools were hand-picked and provided the VRTY platform to create their own VR projects as an educational material for their classes. Some of these projects were showcase during the QC Animation & IT event.
Kingston presented in front of the attendees on the topic ‘VR is finally a reality in education’. At the VRTY demonstration area, attendees experienced a range of VR projects created by students and teachers who uses the VRTY platform. Attendees were also able to view the projects in an interactive 360 format on the latest Predator laptops, kindly provided by Acer Philippines, Inc. We would not have this opportunity without the support of the key stakeholders like QC Vice-Mayor, Joy Belmonte, the local Department of Education, and Mayor Herbert Bautista.