Youth Can Do I.T. awarded US$10K for Metaverse community building

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    Youth Can Do IT Limited Jamaica was selected as the only Caribbean country among 10 grant recipients in the Metaverse Communities Challenge, a joint effort between the Innovation Lab’s Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Meta.

    Founded in 2016 by Lianne McNaughton, Youth Can Do IT provides technical education to young people to create new and better job opportunities.

    According to the IDB, 10 grant recipients were selected from among 370 proposals submitted by communities in 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    The Metaverse Community Challenge aims to foster positive social and economic change for the underserved while exploring ways for people to build and explore Metaverse communities.

    Selected communities are using augmented and virtual reality to address issues such as health, education, job creation, women’s entrepreneurship, culture and urban accessibility.

    IDB celebrates its strong community presence, influential solutions, and effective use of augmented and mixed reality applications.

    As part of the award package, grantees will receive online training in community building, responsible innovation, and virtual and augmented reality. Also offered is her $10,000 grant to further the goals of the Metaverse community.

    You will also receive customized business coaching in areas where your community has opportunities for growth and development.

    Finally, grantees will attend a week of training at Meta’s offices in São Paulo, meet with experts in the field, gain first-hand knowledge and experience of the latest Metaverse technologies and applications, and gain first-hand knowledge and experience of the Metaverse community. to introduce.

    Facebook’s parent company, Meta, is an American technology conglomerate that builds technology that helps people connect, find communities, and grow businesses.


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