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tom commented on Makerspaces for Children in Refugee Camps

After reading a couple of the other entries, this really stood out as a logical and intelligent approach to a troubling problem. By teaching through real life projects you will not only give a reason to the child to do well at the project (above and beyond a grade) but it helps out the community. I cant imagine what it must be like to live under the circumstances that these children go through. but it would give them a strong set of skills that are transferable across many different parts of life. The main problem is getting the equipment to the site in the first place. This I guess is where the project will struggle. The solution might actually in be in their environment already. Salvaging components and materials from the local area and reusing them to fix their community is a huge step in the right direction. Wonderful idea!