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    Enabling the children of La Chacra to print out their creations

    Day 56

    Ink and Paper for La Chacra

    Welcome back to La Chacra, El Salvador. It’s another sunny day in a colorful community, and our Changemakers team has spent the morning working on the next project so that it will be ready by the time the students get out of school in the afternoon.

    The youth innovation lab is positioned to be many things for these students. On one hand, it would be a creative space with tools, computers, and other supplies they could use. On the other hand, it would be a safe space away from the gang violence that their neighborhoods struggled with. Today, we’d be focusing on the former.

    The team had picked out computers for the computer lab portion of the space, but they didn’t have any way to print from these computers. We didn’t feel like the space would be complete without it, so we set up a printing station with a high-quality printer and scanner, lots of paper and plenty of ink!

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    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

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