Volunteers from MyCorps, an international Youth Volunteer Program under Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, together with Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna organized a 3D Printer Prosthetics Training with the main aim to educate the participants on 3D Printer specifically on its usage in producing prosthetic and tools that will help improving life of disabled people.
MyCorps South Asia is an International Youth Volunteer Program under Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia that aims to serve and provide humanitarian assistance in terms of sustainable projects in the areas of education, medical, social and economic development to those who are in needs towards the betterment of community in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Previously MyCorps had successfully delivered projects in Cambodia, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
The training was conducted from 25th to 29th September 2017 at the Mechanical Manufacturing and Process Engineering Building, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna. There were 16 participants from various institutions such as:
- Jaffna Jaipur Center for Disability Rehabilitation
- Olirum Valvu, Puthukudiyiruppu
- Prosthetic Center, Kilinochchi
- Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna
- Mayzone College
The training provided a comprehensive insight on 3D printer and its usage in prosthetic. Two trainers from Malaysia did the training for the participants. During the training, couple of amputees were invited and their limbs were produced using 3D printer.