Refugees need hands and arms, and need training and access to technology to make them. People with upper limb differences are discriminated against and isolated, lacking access dignified work. Their education and identity are disrupted. They need ongoing abiliy to sustain themselves and demonstrate value to themselves, their families and their communities.
Prosthetics can be created as service learning. People who need resources will learn to make and give them if they can sustain themselves and their families. Labs will host them and give the devices away if they can sustain themselves. Teaching and credentialling workforce skills will create paths to employment with our partner NGOs serving in the area, who need 3 d printers to make things for the clinic. Other partners will share projects to address additional basic needs that can be sold.
Training, credentialing, advising, vetted vols. New manufacturing markets & Sources of food, water, prosthetics, feminine hygiene products. Makers sharing IP and defending open source licenses, smoothing paths to employment opportunities and sustainable solutions. A network that is scalable, transferable, targets community needs, Creating sources of income in refugee camps where they are now allowed to earn money. Creating ways for people who are unbanked and in fragile states to earn, spend.
Enable commmunity's hub
3D printing low water, high density gardens
Recycling to make prosthetics, fare trade
3D printing for infant, feminine hygiene products