Kevin Mazars, founder of the Albi FabLab

The Association for Digital Culture and the Environment in Albi was initially supported by the sponsorship of one of our employees. Today, the FabLab has joined the Solidarity FabLabs network, having been chosen at the latest selection committee meeting. We interviewed Kevin Mazars, founder of the FabLab and president of the association.

When Kevin Mazars talk about our support, he describes it as “capital interest". This support allowed the association to purchase more equipment and launch the project “The Albi districts go digital with the Albi FabLab!”
The project, part of the Solidarity FabLab programme, involves various digital discovery and learning workshops for young people.

Kevin Mazars FabManager Albi

 
These workshops are important to Kevin, who encourages young people to think of digital technology as more than mere entertainment. “Of course, digital technology can mean using social media or watching and playing videos. But it doesn’t end there. It is our responsibility to make sure young people learn how to use digital technology differently." To do so, he believes collaboration is the best way to learn. “It is vital that each person feels like they belong to a group. Working with others - rather than confronting people - is what gives you confidence in yourself".

Learning skills while gaining confidence in yourself is the objective of the Solidarity FabLabs for young people outside the school system. For Kevin, the aim is also to get them involved in a changing society. “It is important in today’s changing world that young people feel they are contributing to these changes rather than being subjected to the consequences.”

The FabLab website: http://numerique-albi.fr/

 

 

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