[hackerspaces] Hackerspace for South Sudan

Christopher Douglas cwjdouglas at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 19:23:51 CEST 2013

Dear Hackerspace.org Community,


Greetings from Austin, Texas!


I'm working on some projects in South Sudan, one of those being the start of
a Maker/Hackerspace in the capital city of Juba. 


The Maker/Hacker movement is catching on in some African countries as a way
to make things they need (e.g. farm implements, repair vehicles), start
businesses (e.g. woodworking, solar fruit dryers) and support community
development projects (e.g. water purifiers, Raspberry Pi computers for
classrooms, alternative cooking/lighting fuels).


An important step is helping South Sudanese "Makers" connect with their
counterparts in the global community, especially those with experience with
these kinds of projects and in African countries or post-conflict


I think this can do some real good, and if anyone has any suggestions or
questions, drop me a line.



Chris D.

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