Photo: Clement Epie
Dear friends, followers, makers, parents… Dear community! We are happy to be a part of Singularity University European Summit taking place in Budapest (15.-16.11.2013). At this occasion, we will present and launch our latest projects. We decided to continue with HacKIDemia as a private foundation and create derived tools and projects that can finance it.
Our main project is Makehub (market space for makers). We will launch it today to show how maker movement could become exponential. Prototype is available here, it already works on top of github.
We are also excited to announce that we are launching the Afrimakers IndieGoGo campaign today. Afrimakers will kickstart maker workshops focused on local challenges in 7 hubs around Africa (potentially Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt).
The idea of the project is to plant the seed of local change through social entrepreneurship, digital fabrication and regional collaboration. 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. Maker fellowships will be offered for members of each team to go and train other hubs and makers in the region and near countries. We will also develop unique content for Makehub and test it on the ground.
We are holding various grants and various prizes in Europe. (eg. Awesome foundation prize in Berlin, Ashoka award). We also got invited by Quatar investment group to do projects in the Middle East and Japan.
All this wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful and ever growing community. Thank you for all your support!