Photo provided by Chile’s Ciudad del Niño Foundation.
SANTIAGO, CHILE – Young detainees in the south of the Chilean city of Valdivia to learn how the use of 3D technology to make prostheses for children from poor families.
“The kids have really surprised us with their motivation and involvement in the project,” the director of the program, Montserrat Arevalo, told EFE.
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The project to help poor children in need of prosthetic limbs is being conducted by the Ciudad del Niño Foundation.
“In the beginning there were some concerns about how the process of learning to go to work, especially in the use of specialized software and the care for the machines,” Arevalo said.
The young inmates selected for this program, “the support of their family for this new opportunity to improve their life,” Arevalo said.
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The one-year program is funded by the Banco de Chile via the Desafio Levantemos Chile Foundation and is receiving assistance from a private company.
“We have conversations with others who also are able to take them on as employees, but the priority is to train them, so that they can be entrepreneurs,” Arevalo said.