For today’s Life in 360° the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, has created an immersive video that looks at a growing problem facing children, going to school hungry. Millions of students in the poorest countries (and some wealthy ones) will begin the new term hungry, with the World Food Program, estimating 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world.
So Gates has created ‘I’m 8′ a 360-degree video featuring several eight year old’s, their families, and what they tend to eat on a daily basis. He’s promoting school lunches as a way of not only improving the nourishment kids get, but also the knock on effects.
If children get fed at school they’re more likely to turn up, increasing their energy levels so they learn better. Gates alos notes on his blog of other benefits, saying: “Economic modelling shows that every US$1 invested in school meals programs brings a US$3-10 economic return from improved health, education and productivity.”
VRFocus will be back on Friday with another example of 360-degree video being used around the world.