10 disabled young persons visit Village by CA
As part of the "Exploring our work" event, organised by Arpejeh*, 10 high-school students were able to visit Village by CA at rue La Boétie in Paris.
The Mayor first presented the Village's genesis, operations and goals, before helping the youths to discover the trades and technologies developed on this site.
They were able to test virtual-reality glasses and watch Nao - a robot - perform a Tai Chi demo. One of the students then spoke about their start-up project to market wheelchair spare parts made using 3D printing to reduce manufacturing costs.
They all received a 3D-printed Batman bat figure.
* Arpejeh is a public-good association. Its aim is to promote training, certification and employment for the disabled by helping young disabled persons at school to build their work project. Arpejeh, Crédit Agricole S.A. and HECA (Handicap and Crédit Agricole) have a three-year three-party agreement to help boost employment for the disabled.