Building an Innovative Maker Space in Post-Disaster Philippines

17 March 2015 - Impact Hub

Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction 100 miles wide through the Philippines last November, affecting 14 million people and displacing 5 million. Almost a year later, the people of the Philippines are still recovering from the massive disaster. Many homes were destroyed and while Filipinos have the motivation to rebuild again, they often lack the tools and resources to do so.

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This is where the organization Philippines Communitere comes in. Committed to fostering the skills and recovery of disaster-impacted communities, they are currently equipping a resource center that will serve the local communities in Tacloban City. The plan is to build a fully equipped workshop tool lending library, makerspace, 3D-printing and innovation lab, co-working offices and training facilities.