Volunteers of Lindfield Repair Café (Sussex, UK) are doing their best to encourage local young people to get involved. Here’s what founder and organiser Trevor Carpenter wrote to Repair Café International:
“We had our first Repair Cafe on the 6th of November. It was such a huge success! We also had a kids table, where children learn to take things apart and maybe even put them back together. This was such a success too. Every month we are having different themes now.
Toys, computers, clothes…
December’s theme will be repairing children’s toys, and donating old toys to give for Christmas. In January, we will focus on computers for kids. They will learn how to take computers apart. We will also collect computers for a local organisation that repairs computers to give to underprivileged children to help with their school work. In February, we will have a toy swap. In March, we will teach kids to repair clothes, and there will be a kids clothes swap.
At the kids table, children learn to take things apart and maybe even put them back together.