Grade 10 student Fawzan has founded Fraser Heights Youth for CARE, a student group that raises awareness of Surrey Memorial Hospital while engaging youth in the community.
Fawzan and his group 3D-printed pen balls, palm pen holders, bottle openers, and other devices from our open-source Assistive Technology Library to help people with disabilities.
Above: Fawzan in our Makers Making Change lab, demonstrating the MindWave EEG (electroencephalogram) headset. He is using the device for a science fair experiment, measuring links between attention span and math scores
Above: (left) Some pen holders and in white, a bottle opener that the Youth for CARE group created; (right) a closer look at a palm pen holder, which slips on the palm and holds writing utensils
Fawzan says: “I strive to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s advice: be the change you wish to see in this world. I wish to use my knowledge and skills to help and make a positive change in my community. I also like to encourage my peers to assist others in need.”
We are glad youth like Fawzan are coming together to do some good in their communities. We hope to continue hearing such amazing stories throughout the year!