The Maker Week for Human Rights and Tolerance

Makers Space, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Photo: U.S. Embassy Brasilia

On Friday, September 23, in observation of “the Maker Week for Human Rights and Tolerance,” Casa Thomas Jefferson Asa Norte organized an activity for 20 public high school students and 5 students with a visual impairment.

The students worked in teams, first interviewing the visually-impaired student to learn about some of the day-to-day challenges his or her disability presented, and then brainstormed ways to overcome these challenges.  Finally, they used CTJ’s Makerspace to draft up a design or prototype of their solution.

CTJ’s Maker Space was created through a grant from the U.S. Embassy Brasilia. To run this program, CTJ had the support of two great partners: @treseixos, and Marcos Roberto, from