Young people in Kinshasa discover digital manufacturing

A door opens for the future of young people in Kinshasa who have dropped out of school and have no job and no qualifications. The first Solidarity FabLab in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This FabLab is the fruit of a partnership between the Francophone Universities Association and our local Orange Foundation.
 

participantes FabLab

 

The Solidarity FabLab Lisungi Lab is located in the heart of the French-speaking digital campus in Kinshasa.

A new place to start over

The Lisungi Solidarity FabLab welcomes young people between 15 and 25 years old who have dropped out of school and vulnerable women. A first for these young people who gradually discover the potential of digital manufacturing.

imprimante 3Dparticipante utilisant la brodeuse numérique
 

As a place for technological manufacturing where ideas proliferate, the FabLab is, for these young people who have failed at school, a new place to start over, stimulating their imagination, their creativity.... and developing their digital skills.

Training... and new professional opportunities

Renewed self-confidence, an appetite for a challenge, teamwork... all help to regain a positive and constructive attitude to work. Of course, the objective of the training at the Solidarity FabLab is also to provide real training for these young people from underprivileged backgrounds: a gateway to digital careers by learning to use digital tools (3D printers, laser cutting machines, digital embroiderers...).

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The place is also open to start-ups and artists who wish to develop their digital knowledge.

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