Thinking Huts Announces Pilot Project to Build First 3D Printed School in Madagascar
By: Thinking Huts
Thinking Huts is creating innovative solutions to address education infrastructure issues of insufficient space to accommodate students in developing countries. Overcrowding due to a lack of classroom infrastructure is a barrier to quality education and limits the opportunities for children.
To establish the necessary local community partnerships for the Madagascar pilot, Thinking Huts is partnering with locally-based nonprofit, SEED (https://madagascar.co.uk/
"There is an opportunity for us to combine technology with humanitarian-
To view an animation of a Thinking Hut 3D construction process, please view the animation on the Thinking Huts website (http://thinkinghuts.org/
Thinking Huts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that envisions increasing access to education via 3D printed schools. The goal is to solve overcrowding by providing physical education infrastructure. Using a technology-based solution, Thinking Huts seeks to encourage innovation and support education in emerging economies where research and development initiatives do not receive funding. Seeking to combine the potential of technology with humanitarian-
Founded in 2015 by Maggie Grout, a young, female entrepreneur, Thinking Huts aims to disrupt the school construction industry with 3D printing in developing countries. Maggie's passion to increase access to education began 5 years ago during her sophomore year in high school. Influenced by her origins as an adoptee from China, she hopes to create opportunities for those born into underprivileged communities.
For more information about Maggie and Thinking Huts, please visit http://www.thinkinghuts.org.
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