e-NABLE-Merrimack College is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is modeled after its sister organization, Enabling the Future. As they strive to, “Use 3D printing to give the world a ‘Helping Hand’”, we will emulate this goal by reaching out to our surrounding community in the same fashion. As part of an Augustinian tradition, we strive to build a community of scholars welcoming and respecting a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and perspectives, as well as engage other educational institutions, industry, and agencies of social change in collaborative efforts fostering a just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We will utilize this educational background to benefit and promote the health of others, specifically those who have limb differences. We will collaborate with and learn from the success of Enabling the Future in order to further our influence and impact toward the welfare of our community.
e-NABLE-Merrimack College is a made up of a group of students, ranging in experience and focus, that has recently come together to give back to the surrounding community of the Boston suburbs. With the help and guidance of Enabling the Future, we hope to extend our influence even beyond the Boston suburbs, so that we may grow this branch of e-NABLE beyond our college limits. We will be going through the process of being matched with recipients, printing and assembling a suitable prosthetic device for them, and finally, delivering the device to them and guide them through the movements of how to use the device. When we have the opportunity, we would like to extend our influence into areas in need all over the world. We will be able to accomplish this, again, through the collaboration of other e-NABLE volunteers.
As students of Merrimack College, we are constantly looking for opportunities to get involved with bettering our community and extending our knowledge to help those in need. Through the formation of e-NABLE-Merrimack College and our cooperation with Enabling the Future, we are providing ourselves with this opportunity to make an everlasting difference in people’s lives.