ImagineAR Inc (CSE:IP) (OTCQB:IPNFF) is providing its augmented reality self-service platform to support the BlackOwned Institute for its Black History Month initiatives, the company announced Monday.
The institute’s afterschool initiative program is operated by BlackOwned.com, which seeks to unite and catalyze the efforts of black businesspeople to generate value in American society. Educators and students will be asked to download the ImagineAR app, which will deliver video messages from educational influencers when it scans historical images.
"Our mission is to help African Americans learn about their heritage by overhauling how Black history is taught in schools," BlackOwned Institute CEO Pamela Nichols said in a statement. "We are excited to launch our Black History Month program featuring ImagineAR's augmented reality platform available on any mobile phone which will enhance our distribution and help build our AR network for future programs."
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In the future, ImagineAR's platform will create trophy cards to be used for social media programs to extend program awareness and create fun interaction for students, the company said.
"We are proud to support the BlackOwned and their Black Owned Institute for their enhanced school outreach program,” ImagineAR Sales VP Neal Bendesky said. “Pamela Nichols and [BlackOwned.com] CEO Quentin Anderson's commitment as a stakeholder in African historical studies is the type of leadership that represents necessary strides in our country. We're excited to utilize our platform to create social media activations and build the BlackOwned AR community as they strive to generate support for their youth education activities."
BlackOwned.com will serve as the central location for activating all augmented reality elements for the Black History Month program. Participants can download the ImagineAR app free from the App Store or Google Play Store and point their mobile device using “SCAN AN AR TARGET” to activate the relevant images, the company said.
"BlackOwned.com is about cutting-edge technology, education, health and entertainment,” Anderson said. “We are looking forward to engaging with students globally and adding more partners to grow our program. ImagineAR's advanced platform with business links can help us accomplish our objectives."
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