Empower makers in Africa to develop sustainable projects and use making to solve local challenges and create an exchange of best practices between locals.
7 Hubs in Africa
Afrimakers will kickstart maker workshops focused on local challenges in 7 hubs around Africa who asked us to go and train them to work with young people (potentially Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt ).
14 Maker kits
Each of the seven hubs will receive a HacKidemia maker box of tools and will recruit a local team to be trained by us to organize and to run hands-on workshops in local private and public schools.
40 Maker fellowships
Maker fellowships will be offered for members of each team to go and train other hubs and makers in the region and near countries. The idea of the project is to plant the seed of local change through social entrepreneurship, digital fabrication and regional collaboration.
What’s in the box?
- 4 Arduino, 2 Makey-Makey, 1 Raspberry Pie
- an RFID starter kit
- a Soldering kit useful for upcycling and building electronics
- 5 Humidity and Temperature sensors
- 2 Pulse sensors, 1 Color detector sensor, 1 Carbon Monoxide sensor
- a Camera module
- a Third hand
- tons of tools like LEDs, cables, batteries, bread boards, copper tape, tools pliers, scissors and alligator clips
- and lots of more!
How it all started..
This year HacKIDemia organized a series of maker workshops as part of the ‘Global Innovation Lounge’ at Re:publica conference in Berlin, a gathering of 20+ Maker hubs from all over the world: Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines and 19 hubs from all over Africa (Cameroon, iLab from Liberia, iHub from Kenya,etc) were participating. After participating in our workshops they asked us to help them involve the young people from their countries in maker workshops and hands-on projects, As we wanted to build something sustainable that could be adapted to local context and needs and grow over time we decided together to do Afrimakers. See more details about how it all started here.