Meet THE INVENTORS of faces of joy in MEDELLÍN (Colombia)

We are an organization dedicated to the inclusion of people with disabilities through the development of low-cost objects that help them to live more easily with their limitations, improving their quality of life.

People with disabilities from the most remote regions of the country tell us about their problems and we invent objects to solve them, always using low-cost materials that are easy to find locally. This allows that in addition to solving their problem, it is easy for them to replicate the objects for other people with the same problems.

There are no patents that limit access because we make the objects ourselves, we have 300 inventions with step-by-step tutorial on social networks where 500,000 subscribers are already following us, reaching millions of people who learn to elaborate them for themselves or to help someone else elaborating them.

We have taught more than 500 face-to-face Training Workshops for Trainers with teachers, parents and community leaders who learn to replicate our inventions and we also carry out Awareness-raising Activities about Disability for the general population.

Every day we have cases like that of Mrs. Luz Marina that appears in the photos and who, after 30 years, was able to rewrite with a simple strap that we did in one of the workshops.

Activities and Schedules:

Our hours for you to visit us are open, we usually work from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, but almost always we have activities also on weekends.

Items needed: - Second hand Video Games (Type Nintendo wii or Kinect for the mechanism). - Computers (second hand). - Accessible footwear. -Tools type mototoool. - Drills.
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR we invite you come to our foundation, see the low-cost technical aids that we develop, we can make mini-workshops where we teach you braille, sign language and we can make some of the objects adaptations that take you to raise awareness about the issue of disability. You can also have discount on our products. You can help us to make adaptations of objects. You can contribute to the purchase of our kits and accompany us to deliver them to the vulnerable population. You can also sponsor a workshop and go with us to do it, there are 8 hours where through training of trainers we help parents, teachers and community leaders.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : As a VOLUNTEER, in addition to the activities abobe, you can help us to redesign our objects, especially if you have knowledge in fields such as Industrial Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Web Development or if you handle a foreign language.
Languages spoken:
Spanish
English
French
Other
If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE COMING with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you ! :)
Listing created Sep 6, 2018