Chris Anderson says that "we are all makers at birth." María Isabel Castañeda Zamora, Hearing and Language teacher of the Junta de Extremadura, has decided to put this statement to the test within the educational environment where she works, Antonio Tomillo de Zafra de Extremadura Public School of Special Education. To this end, in collaboration with the Fab Lab Xtrene, they have started a CITE project of educational innovation by creating a maker classroom conditioned and equipped so that the technical and educational staff can develop support elements and educational resources so that the students have a space to acquire technological and digital manufacturing competence.
Meanwhile, at the Fab Lab Xtrene facilities they also put this statement to the test by creating a digital garden of a social nature called TERRAmaker, the garden of the knowmadas. This aims to be a space for educational innovation where students with different profiles, professional training, university studies, etc.,are able to work collaboratively and in diverse work teams, to develop agro-technological solutions based on open solutions.
And why not, check the previous statement by taking the Maker Culture to the heart of Africa, to an environment like northern Ghana, a rural environment in a country with extreme conditions of use, where digital manufacturing processes can be key to developing your society from the local. At first, the objective is to train a team of teachers and then to equip one of the computer rooms, which Nasco Feeding Minds has, with a maker space.
This is the proposal that the Fab Lab Xtrene present this year together with their travel companions in this adventure, the Antonio Tomillo Special Education Center, the Almendralejo City Council as well as the Arroyo Harnina, Carolina Coronado and Santiago Apóstol Secondary Education Institutes and also from the NGO NASCO Feeding Minds.