Since 2014, the Orange Foundation has been training young people aged 16 to 25 in new digital jobs in its 200 Solidarity FabLabs in Europe and Africa. A real opportunity to express their talents through new technologies, develop their skills and improve their employability.
Many of them took part in our 6th International Solidarity FabLabs Challenge on the theme of water. See their creations!
ECO-friendly and ECOnomic! The ECOwater project optimizes the management of gray water through an innovative and unique system in Tunisia, based on natural materials and smart home automation.
Back to school! Rano’O, the project that improves water quality in Madagascar’s schools while teaching students to wash their hands.
EcoSolar improves access to groundwater in rural areas that often don’t have a reliable and environmentally-friendly pumping system. A project full of (solar) energy!
The Orange Foundation is the first to add a solidarity aspect to FabLabs by welcoming young people to teach them about new digital practices and develop their skills.
Specifically, we work with partner charities to organize digital education programs for young people aged 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 transversal skills, such as project management, and also gain experience working in a team – all valuable assets, no matter what career they choose.
HARI Tech, stop wasting water in the shower!
Mayi Peto, the water-purifying robot
Super Shower, showers for everyone
EcoSolar, the solar water pump
Potabilis, drinking water for all
SustainAqua, water is in the air
Water-Splaining, water literacy
Shower Ek’Eau Power, recycled shower water
Bentonite-based Water Filter, to the rescue!
GHETTO, technological water treatment
Rano’O, the school of sustainable water
Water Filtre, easy filtering!
Eco Water, water for homes