Who Are We
The Hand Out Project at the International School of Kenya (ISK) is a student-led club that uses 3D printing technologies to create mechanical prosthetic hands for individuals who need them in underprivileged communities. The club is part of a larger global network known as Enabling the Future (ENABLE). Member groups of this network, which are set up in different locations worldwide, are known as chapters. In early 2017, we 3D-printed our first prototype prosthetic hand and shared it with engineers at ENABLE, resulting in our club becoming the first and currently only ENABLE chapter in East Africa.
As we strive to provide as many recipients as possible with functioning prosthetics, we have been working in conjunction with CURE Kijabe Paediatric Hospital which is home to one of the only prosthetic engineering departments in Kenya. Our interactions with the hospital have provided us with an incredible opportunity to interact with and affect a large number of lives one hand at a time.