Francky from Madagascar: I would like to create something unique!

Francky Ranaivojaona is a young man with a very special personality. He prefers to learn what others do not know, rather than learning the same thing as everybody else. In fact, Francky is a school dropout. "I prefer practice to theory. I find it really difficult to fit into the general education system."
Suffering from a learning disorder that makes it difficult to read, akin to dyslexia, he is one of those young people who could succeed in school thanks to private lessons or a special educational programme. But Francky prefers to pursue what he loves doing: a passion for technological innovation. Following vocational training as a carpenter, which he had to give up due to a lack of means,

he joined the Solidarity FabLab Mamiratra for a course of about 4 months. There, he learned to code, the computer language. He then continued to develop his full potential by working on the Bionic hand project with SOS Children’s Villages Madagascar.

On completing his training, he also became a trainer. "The FabLab helped me to develop in ways I couldn’t before that, such as my social skills. Now I’m a trainer and able to socialise."

He is now 18 years old and is already thinking about where he wants to be in 10 years. He wants to be an inventor of new technologies. "My dream, later on, is to create machines to control all sorts of things at a distance. Even though that sort of thing already exists, I want to create something unique."

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