Our makerspace in Jinja, Uganda is funded by the hacker community and provides free advanced instruction and resources for budding technologists. We teach robotics, design, programming and much more. Although it has been funded by the hacker community since 2015, we are seeking corporate donors to continue the funding of this terrific project. The annual operating costs for the hackerspace alone is approximately $5,000.
A group of local high school students and university-age young adults has taken an intense interest in advanced technology study and has founded a competitive robotics team based in our hackerspace. Take a moment to visit their self-built webpage:
To learn more about our hackerspace, read the stories below, or to get involved, please join our community.
Tales from our hackerspace
Merry Christmas to our Ugandan team!
Celebrating over a decade in Uganda! Thank you!
Our hackerspace robotics team take gold medals in kampala uganda!
Our robotics team in our hackerspace is doing some incredible work learning skills, having fun and winning competitions!
The power of passion, community and mentorship
A great time of high tech, mentorship and dreaming in our Uganda Hackerspace!
Nanso School LittleBits Workshop
Awesome news from the HFC Hackerspace, reported by Michelle from the Just Cause Uganda Blog. We borrowed an amazing “Little Bits Workshop Kit” that Johnny, the Hackers for Charity founder had brought to the Hackerspace but that had not seen any action as of yet. This is a really simple [...]
The power of passion, community & mentorship
The power of passion, community & mentorship Awesome news from the HFC Hackerspace, reported by Michelle from the Just Cause Uganda Blog! There were drones, there were robots, videography, photography, interviews, demos, teaching, learning and a whole lot of fun! A day that none of us will forget! Emma from Malaika [...]
No power, no water, no problem. Tech education on Ugandan Island.
There's no running water and no power at Nanso Primary School on a tiny island in Lake Victoria in Uganda, East Africa. However, there are lots of eager students who have learned a ton of theory but have had no hands-on experience with technology.Michelle, an instructor representing Just Cause Uganda, took [...]