A new Solidarity FabLab in Albi!

The Solidarity FabLab network is growing! In Albi, in the Tarn region, the Association for Digital Culture and the Environment (ACNE) FabLab opened its doors on Saturday 18 June.

FabLab solidarity Albi inauguration
Robert Gauthier, from the Greater Albi local authority (and Mayor of Castelnau de Lévis), accompanied by Bruno Crusel, assistant to the Mayor of Albi, Sylvie Meslin-Saint-Jean, representing the Orange Foundation and Kevin Mazars, FabManager.

There was a high turnout for the Albi FabLab opening event. Set up and managed by ACNE, we are supporting it as part of the Solidarity FabLabs programme. The inauguration, followed by an open day, led to some very pleasing encounters between FabLab regulars, young people in the Solidarity FabLab programme and the general public.

Numerous stands meant visitors could learn all about the FabLab’s various activities. As well as these discoveries, young people from the Lapanouse and Rayssac districts came forward to talk about what they had done in the "Districts go digital with Albi’s FabLab!" project.

The young team from Lapanouse built a Drone, and described the construction process stage by stage. An undertaking carried out in project mode by these 15-year-old school pupils, which helped them learn about working in a team. The young people of Rayssac, for their part, worked on setting up a Minecraft project.


FabLab solidarity Albi
FabLab solidarity Albi
FabLab solidarity Albi creation young people

With boundless enthusiasm for their creation, these young people showed themselves to be full of interest and engagement throughout the workshops. The emphasis they put on "working well together" and listening to each other really impressed their audience and the local politicians present, including Philippe Bonnecarrère, Senator for the Tarn region.

There can be no doubt that this brand new Solidarity FabLab will make converts and contribute to the area’s digital dynamism!

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