The FabLab in Burkina Faso was put in place to give exploited children working in gold mines a place where they are protected and can build their skills. It is placed in a social protection centre of the government in a market town close to an artisanal gold mine. Even though these non-official mines are volatile places, children go to the market town one to five times a week to buy things and therefore have access to this space.
The fab lab is currently being set up, and we are also assembling an alternative method to extract gold from the earth, to diminish the risks associated with the current methods used.
We are working hard on adding all the resources we have so you can use the technology as well. Check back here soon, or feel free to contact us if you want to start on it now!