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Funded Mobile Makerspace: Empowering Refugees via Craftsmanship Education

With our Mobile Makerspace we intend to improve the living conditions in refugee camps while at the same time creating opportunities for a better future for young adults. - Your donation matters!

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We aim to improve the living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and create a chance for a better future ...

Starting in June, we will build a mobile Makerspace for refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. The mobile Makerspace is a van/trailer equipped with various tools, for example power tools, sewing machines, saws and hammers. It is operated by two experienced craftsmen who will drive the van from camp to camp. In the camps we conduct workshops, where young Syrian refugees learn to handle the tools and materials safely.

This allows participants to create items that are desperately needed to improve the immediate living conditions in the camps - such as beds, compost bins and improved roof constructions. At the same time, the skills they acquire in the workshops will improve their long-term professional qualifications and employability.

We leverage our experience from a pilot project we completed in 2017 and work together with experienced local organizations in Lebanon - please support us and our partners with your donation!

"It was very exciting to learn how to use different tools. After a short time, I was able to help build seating for our community center. "- Mohammed (16), 2017 Pilot Project Participant