Solidarity FabLabs: international projects

As part of the Solidarity FabLabs programme, 9 projects have been selected either to further develop or to create 13 FabLabs outside France. These are in addition to the 19 FabLabs already sponsored in France itself.

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12 "Solidarity FabLabs" projects were submitted to the selection committee meeting on 20 April and 9 were selected in the following countries: Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Madagascar, Tunisia, Senegal, Mauritius and Egypt.

Further developing existing FabLabs

Two projects will be supported in Spain. One is an initiative of the association "Fundacion Technologica Social" in Barcelona, which aims to create objects to assist the sick. The other, proposed by the association "Friends in Madrid", aims to involve young people with Asperger’s in the digital creations of a FabLab. In Poland, the association "FabLab Trojmiastro" is receiving support for the development of the mobile aspect of the project and access to digital technology for remote villages. In Senegal, the association "Ker Thiossane" is receiving assistance to raise the awareness of young people and familiarise them with electronics. Last but not least, the FabLab Egypt, located in Cairo, is receiving support to create a network of mini FabLabs in 5 cities across Egypt.

Creation of 4 new FabLabs

In addition to the FabLabs receiving support for their expansion, 4 new FabLabs were selected. In Slovakia, the project of the "Old Market Alliance Hall" association was selected, on the condition that it further develop its focus on solidarity. In Tunisia, the FabLab creation project driven by the association "Jeunes et Sciences" will receive funding, once again on the condition that it focus more on solidarity. The creation of a FabLab Madagascar proposed by the association "SOS Village d’Enfants Madagascar" was also selected as was a FabLab in Mauritius created at the initiative of the Mauritius Telecom Foundation.

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