Orange Jordan and Luminus Education celebrated the graduation of the Mobile FabLab’s first cohort via Zoom in line with COVID measures. The event was attended by the CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, CEO of Luminus Education, Ibrahim Al Safadi, and media representatives.
The lab is the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The graduation of 9 students who joined the program in its first stop in the Jordanian German Center of Excellence for Solar Energy in Al Mafraq came after they received free training in digital fabrication for two months, prior to the Mobile FabLab moving to its next stop in Jerash governorate.
The Mobile FabLab aims to create a comprehensive infrastructure across the Kingdom, to teach and train beneficiaries in the latest digital fabrication devices, tools, and programs such as web development, computer-controlled design and cutting, scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing electronic panels, and programing.
The mobile program was inspired and built by FabLab Irbid. The fabrication facility in Irbid is the first digital fabrication lab in Jordan and one of the 20 largest facilities under the International Fab Foundation network.
Luminus ShamalStart inaugurated FabLab Irbid in 2016, to support owners of creative and promising projects in the north of Jordan with the necessary resources to transform their ideas into actual prototypes that serve their local communities and help develop industries at large.
Orange Jordan supported the Mobile FabLab launch by covering five students’ training fees, while the program continues to receive support from Orange Foundation under the Solidarity FabLab that supports 90 labs in 16 countries.
CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny stressed the importance of the Mobile FabLab in expanding the free digital training scheme that Orange provides for youth across the Kingdom, to boost their opportunities in starting innovative projects or finding a job based on the skills they receive.
On his part, CEO of Luminus Education, Ibrahim Al Safadi, said “We are excited to celebrate the result of our partnership with Orange Jordan in the Mobile FabLab, an important and proactive step to enhance digital education to maximize reach in different governorates, a goal that Luminus Group strives continuously to achieve.”