High school students work together at the North Forge Build to make devices

On Tuesday, we hosted another great Youth Making Change build event in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the help of our partners and sponsors, North Forge, Women in 3D Printing, and Red River College Polytechnic.

High school students from Pembina Trails School Division, Seven Oaks School Division, and the River East Transcona School Division worked together to make assistive switches and adapt toys, with help from volunteer mentors.

Manitoba Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning, Wayne Ewasko, opens the ceremonies with a speech. He is standing in front of screen that shows a slide saying "Youth Build Event" with a picture of a switch

To start the event, students were greeted by Manitoba Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning, Wayne Ewasko, while keynote speaker Chris Martin, of The Movement Centre of Manitoba and an MMC community partner and chapter leader, helped the students see just how impactful these devices can be for children with disabilities.

In the end, students built 19 MMC60 Switches and switch adapted 12 Boppin’ Beaver toys.

High school students work together at the North Forge Build to make devices

The switches and toys will be donated to the Movement Centre and other local organizations in Manitoba.

The build event was our second build event with North Forge, and we are looking forward to many more in the future.