The Orant Farm supports 10 households with farming acreage, business training, and agriculture advice. Soon, the farmers will form a co-op.
Orant’s Virtual World Awarded Best Educational XR Experience
In October, Orant’s Virtual Experience received the Crystal Owl Award for “Best Educational XR Experience” at Stereopsia LATAM. Stereopsia LATAM is a World Immersion Forum dedicated to immersive technologies and content. In other words, it’s the Oscars of XR.
Why did we choose to use virtual reality?
We wanted to create a space for people to interact with Malawi more intimately than through articles or photos. In our virtual world, visitors can walk through a 3D rural village, experience 360 videos, and learn more about our programs. In addition, the world acts as a meeting space. As a local-global organization, our supporters are scattered across the world. Therefore, we have to be creative in finding meaningful ways to connect. The metaverse is one such way.
How did we build our world?
You can visit our virtual world at any time, just like you would a website.
But unlike a website, the experience is 3D and immersive. In Ksenia Marennikova of OsoBorroso’s words, “They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, we say that virtual reality is worth a thousand pictures.”
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Orant is excited to welcome Dr. Melda Phiri to our Board of Directors. Like Orant, Dr. Melda Phiri is committed to improving lives.
In 2022, Orant's Ulemu Scholarship will fund university tuition, room & board, and books for 7 outstanding Malawian students.
Every Tuesday and Friday, the Kasese Youth Club meets on Orant’s campus. They participate in talks, conversations, and games.
Orant adopts Mizu: a Malawian-made hospital-wide medical records system. It covers registration, billing, consultation, lab, and dispensary.
While Malawi is advancing its digital financial services, the adoption rate among women is minimal. A campaign aims to change that.
Orant Charities Africa uses GIS mapping to plot impact points in healthcare, water & sanitation, education, and agriculture in Malawi.
Send and receive money, pay bills, and transact directly with other banks. All from the convenience of a mobile phone.
Orant's Virtual Experience takes place in a custom VR home world, designed to connect global supporters with Malawian staff and programs.