Virtual Gaza Project

Fundraising campaign by Ali Jawaid
  • €2,500.00
    raised of €4,000.00 goal goal
62% Funded
28 Donors

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My name is Ali Jawaid. I am a Medical doctor and Neuroscientist researching the long-term impact of childhood trauma on the brain and how effects of traumatic experiences are passed down generations. This concept is called 'Transgenerational Trauma' and implicates elements deeply rooted in human biology, psychology, and sociology.

A few months ago, I founded a virtual reality (VR) platform named BRAINALITY with my partner Dr. Suleman Shahid. BRAINALITY relies on the innovative and immersive VR technology to provide mental health support to people suffering from dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is now well known that VR is a powerful tool to influence emotions and behaviors and its benefits range from desensitization against phobias to improving memory to enhancing empathy.

Since Oct. 7, 2023, the life of Palestinians in Gaza has been inflicted with horrors and traumas of unprecedented severity. While there is an emerging sensitivity about the plight of civilians in Gaza, a huge part of the world remains detach to their suffering.

We at BRAINALITY are determined to change that and are launching the Virtual Gaza project. We are creating two VR Gazas; before and after 7th October, 2023. The rationale for creating these environments are two-fold. The pre-7th October environment will serve as a source of comfort and solace for Gazans. Currently, there are no VR environments that detail the landscape of Gaza. Thus, we believe that this VR environment could also be used for eventual reconstruction and rehabilitation, The post-7th October VR will serve as a reminder of the horrors of war to the rest of the world and prevent the dehumanization of Gazans. The Gaza VRs are currently under development and we aim to raise them to a much higher resolution level (as an example, please do check out the BRAINALITY VR of the Christ the redeemer statue in Brazil).

We aim to bring the Virtual Gaza project to global accessibility within 1 month. We are relying on your generosity to expedite the development of these VRs; including purchasing gadgets and plugins, acquiring open access, and global dissemination. We believe that Virtual Gaza project will enormously benefit in curtailing the dehumanization of the courageous Palestinians in Gaza and will aid in enhancing empathy and relatability about the plight of Gazans globally.

Fundraising Team

  • Muhammad Mustafa
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  • Skardu, PK
  • Ewa Gierlowska
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  • Greta Mikneviciute
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  • Emir Begagic
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  • Sarah Ali
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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2024
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 08, 2024
  • Donating on behalf of my parents. May Allah give them shifaa and a very long life. Ameen!

€200.00
  • Emir Begagic
  • Donated on Feb 06, 2024
  • On behalf of Edin S.

€50.00

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Donors & Comments

28 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2024
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 08, 2024
  • Donating on behalf of my parents. May Allah give them shifaa and a very long life. Ameen!

€200.00
  • Emir Begagic
  • Donated on Feb 06, 2024
  • On behalf of Edin S.

€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 29, 2024
€250.00
  • Jasmine Shamji
  • Donated on Jan 29, 2024
€20.00
  • Ali Jawaid
  • Donated on Jan 26, 2024
  • Paid by the family of Mr. Javed Qureshi in his loving memory. Prayers for his soul.

€90.00
  • Ali Jawaid
  • Donated on Jan 22, 2024
  • Paid on behalf of Dr. Arfat Jawaid. Arfat, thank you so much for your kindness. Always proud of you.

€320.00
  • Laiba Khalid
  • Donated on Jan 21, 2024
  • Palestine is as Beloved to me as Pakistan

€30.00
  • Anastasiia Timmer
  • Donated on Jan 20, 2024
  • The people of Gaza deserve to live a free and peaceful life and heal from their trauma.

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 20, 2024
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€2,500.00
raised of €4,000.00 goal
62% Funded
28 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities