kids making devices together, with one kid holding a soldering gun

Over the summer, Makers Making Change hosted nine build events at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton summer camps.

Kids were introduced to Makers Making Change and were able to learn skills including soldering and basic electronics, all while helping a great cause making devices for people with disabilities.

a kid working on a device at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton build

“The older kids in camp absolutely loved working with the MMC activities, and a lot of them seemed to genuinely connect with the story behind the organization, and what the devices were meant for,” says camp instructor Alex Bucknell. “It was a really informative activity and taught the kids a lot of new skills, plus they loved the experience!”

In all, the kids built over 200 devices, which will be donated to people and organizations in Edmonton and across Alberta, including the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, who have already received the first batch of devices.

some of the devices made at the camps on a desk, including adapted toys and switches