Design project trains young people to improve their local area

Design project trains young people to improve their local area

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The world will always need makers and doers: those who fix, improve and innovate. Tools such as 3D printers make it easier than ever for creative people to bring their creations to life, but those resources are often not available to young and disadvantaged people. Happily, we have recently seen a number of initiatives such as Hatch, which give communities access to cutting edge equipment. In Philadelphia, the Building Hero Project is doing the same, and rather than operating as a non-profit community project, the scheme has found a way to finance itself — by selling a range of self-made products on Etsy.

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