Fixing laptops and giving them a new lease of life – that is what refugees learn in the new project ‘impart’. Starting in December tutors will pass on solid knowledge of IT in a series of workshops. The Tübingen-based FabLab Neckar-Alb e.V. is organising an educational project for refugees funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg. The participants refurbish donated laptops which are then passed on to refugee organisations. In a series of workshops refugees learn to repair hardware, install operating systems and select appropriate software. They also learn about configuration of networks and the topic of internet security. By attending regularly refugees improve their employability. At the end of the course a certificate documents the skills acquired. FabLab requests hardware and monetary donations to support the project.
The ‘impart’ workshops begin on 7 December with a practical introduction to hardware.
Registration and enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the project: www.fablab-neckar-alb.org/impart