The Sandbox and World of Women have teamed up to bring more women and diversity to the NFT and metaverse space and announced the launch of the WoW Foundation.
The Foundation will kick off with a $25 million grant from The Sandbox, dedicated to strengthening women’s representation in decentralized web spaces.
The Sandbox will work with World of Women to create a series of interactive experiences, which will run through the WoW Foundation, focusing on four main pillars.
According to the announcement, these will include “enhancing the ecosystem by supporting artists and funding projects; educate newcomers; communicate to give more visibility to causes centered on women, while inspiring others; and give back to charities.
The fund will also take advantage of business development opportunities through The Sandbox, Animoca Brands and Brinc.
The Sandbox aims to guide creators through their success in Web3, starting with mentorship. However, support will extend from funding early copies to exhibits in the Metaverse.
“This partnership signals our intention to make a long-term investment in creating a diverse and inclusive space for women to thrive in Web3 within our metaverse. By facilitating education and funding for women’s projects, we hope that these programs will help establish a generation of influential women builders in space,” added Sébastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox.
Some of the multiple initiatives, which will support the mission of the fund, will include the WoW Museum – a building on a 2×2 sandbox lot that will serve as a showcase for the foundation and the WoW University, which will offer free online courses on how to start with Web3.
Those interested in becoming certified and receiving an “NFT Diploma” will be able to participate in the course through immersive experiences in The Sandbox.
Additionally, the WoW Academy, designed as a project and artist incubator, will provide all levels of support, from advice and funding to mentorship and access to The Sandbox’s and World of Women’s network.
Finally, World of Women is launching 10,000 interoperable 3D avatars when it launches Alpha 2.
According to the announcement, The Sandbox has acquired the most expensive WoW NFT at the time of purchase, named Aurora, which will play a pivotal role in The Sandbox Alpha Season 2.
Meet Aurora, formerly known as WoW #6025 🌠
She received this name from the DaWoW and will play a central role in @TheSandboxGame Alpha Season 2 ✨
If you voted for the DaWoW proposal, be sure to claim your POAPs on the Snapshot proposal! ✅ pic.twitter.com/wTbCKefRHJ
— Women’s World (@worldofwomennft) February 16, 2022
“We are thrilled to partner with The Sandbox. Having a world of women as Goddess in Alpha 2 is an iconic milestone for us: it establishes our mission in the metaverse. With this million dollar grant, we will voxelize the 10,000 WoW so that our entire community can join us there.
We will also make the WoW Museum a symbol of representation and diversity in the metaverse through many and varied activities. We have big plans coming up and we can’t wait to make them happen with our community in The Sandbox. said Yam Karkai, co-founder and artist of World of Women.
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