Actively supporting the future of young people means giving them the opportunity to express their talents with new technologies, training them in digital tools to develop their skills, improving their employability and ensuring that each one of them is eager to learn about digital professions. This is why we support 200 FabLabs aimed at young people on social and job integration programs in 23 countries, including France.
What is a FabLab ?
FabLabs (fabrication laboratories) were created in the United States in 1990 and are now found worldwide as part of a network. They combine all sorts of tools to work on an idea and create a finished object. They are open to everyone and offer the possibility of experimenting, learning, manufacturing and sharing know-how. A great way to develop new skills and consequently re-enter the job market. A new innovative and free way of learning to train, remotivate and boost future generations!
The first foundation to create Solidarity FabLabs
Our approach is original as we add a solidarity aspect to FabLabs, which host young people to teach them about new digital practices and develop their skills.
Specifically, we work with partner charities to organise digital education programmes for young people ages 16 to 25 who are at odds with traditional teaching methods, with an approach based on doing and sharing. The Solidarity FabLabs help young people to set up a project by learning to use 3D printers, digital milling machines and laser cutters among other tools. At the same time, they develop technical, digital and transverse skills, such as project management, and also gain experience working as a team – all valuable assets, no matter what career they decide to pursue.
Where and with whom ?
Find out about our programs