Thank you, I enjoyed the presentation.
You requested to hear about similar initiatives. We are a start up prototype Fab Lab in the state of Arizona, USA a collaboration between the Blue Ridge School District, University of Arizona and 4H youth development programs.
We creating a prototype 4H fab lab model consisting of a comprehensive State fab lab combined with a network of inexpensive mini labs. Our ultimate goal is 1:1 access to digital fabrication and FAB LAB learning. Students will be introduced to digital fabrication in their community/school mini lab and those interested will be able to attend programs classes camps and workshops at the main state facility through their 4H program. 4H is the oldest and most comprehensive youth development program in the USA with over 25 million active participants nationally and clubs/chapters in nearly every community/school and region in the country. 4H provides programs to rich and poor, urban and rural. Although 4H has its roots in agriculture, it is the original STEAM program and has an initiative to expand STEAM programming. From its inception its goal was to bring science and technology to rural farmers through educating their children in the new advances and sciences. In the USA it is a perfect venue for FAB LAB Learning.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts.