1st Graduation ceremony 2015
Thanks to Nokia and GlobalGiving, the Red de Innovación y Aprendizaje (RIA) opened it first center using technologies that build up creativity as well as training in the design of prototypes for new gadgets. Hand tools, power tools, and digital manufacturing devices are available for people from 13+ to create and develop their own widget.
The space called RIA MakersLab was opened at RIA’s branch Neza 9. During its first semester, it has been achieved a 115% of graduated users resulting from the Empower Through Training. It has been a great season: we had our 1st generation graduation and project’s fair event! Santiago, Customer Marketing Manager LAT from Nokia Mexico kindly attended to this occurrence.
Juan is an outstanding member of our project. He is a GlobalGiving’s scholarship 2012’s grantee. He is 18 years old and experienced in the use of design and programming software. He learnt to work collaboratively, helping his other peers using the differents tools.
As a founder member, he learnt to use the laser cutter to make souvenirs and projects for the opening of the RIA MakersLab. Helped by a laser cutter and a 3D printer machine, he has created a USB controller to be used in electronic music performances. Now he wants to study Visual Arts and Music Production; also he wants to start his own shop of design products such as shirts and gifts with his own designs.
Please watch the Juan’s success story video here.
What do you think about youngsters as Juan that receive such opportunities like RIA MakersLab offers? What can they will be able to reach?
RIA MakersLab projects fair
Juan working on its USB controller