Ricoh has just announced its collaboration with the child support program of Help in Action Where it seeks to combat the inequality that still exists in our country through educational centers in order to improve social inclusion from childhood and adolescence of families in danger of exclusion. One of the lines that is being carried out is the implementation of a program focused on technological innovation in education.
It is precisely in this program that Ricoh has wanted to participate with Ayuda en Acción making it possible for 11 educational centers receive a 3D printer. These educational centers are distributed throughout the Spanish territory, specifically located in Oviedo, Bilbao, Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, La Coruña, Vitoria, Madrid, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca.
Ricoh expands its social responsibility program to all Spanish educational centers.
Thanks to this endowment, today we can talk about the project baptized as Mak3rs by Ricoh, where literally the company will donate a 3D printer and material to each school. In addition to this, courses will be held for all teachers by Ricoh experts to ensure that they can show everything that 3D printing can offer to young people at risk of poverty and social exclusion so that they can learn to interact with it. novel technology.
This initiative is framed within the action of Ricoh Social Responsibility: Raising the next generation. This initiative seeks to create a volunteer program for the company. On this occasion, the Mak3rs by Ricoh will seek to address especially high school students, specifically all those boys who are about to decide whether to continue their training towards Baccalaureate or on the contrary want to orient it towards professional training.
As you comment Ramon Encinas, Ricoh volunteer:
Our goal is for boys and girls to have an offer of technological training that allows us to generate future vocations in the fields of science and technology. The program contemplates providing the center with the necessary materials and offering the teaching staff the documentary resources, methodologies and knowledge necessary to make the project sustainable, and empowering them to become agents of educational change, adapting it to the particular needs of the place, of the students and their families.