Mozilla, the Mountain View, California-based nonprofit, said it is awarding $95,000 total to seven Austin-based educational tech projects.
The money is from the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund, which awards funding to projects in so-called “Gigabit cities,” those that have access to higher-speed Internet such as Google Fiber. Those cities include Austin, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Eugene, Oregon; Kansas City; and Lafayette, Louisiana.
The seven programs are: MedCognition’s PerSim Training Simulation for First Responders; Latinitas VR Cinema Chica; River City Youth Foundation’s Dove Springs Coding Academy-GO! Future VR Project; Motion Media Arts Center’s Cine Joven Breaking Borders Project; E4 Youth’s Virtual Storytelling Curriculum; Creative Action’s Gigabit Technology and the Arts in Creative Action After School; and PenPal Schools’ VR Field Trip to the USA.
Lindsey Frost, director of the Mozilla Community Gigabit Fund, said, “The gigabit projects we fund are built and piloted by community members to address real challenges in education and workforce development in their cities. It’s all part of our mission to build a healthy internet that fuels a more open, equitable and inclusive society.”
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