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Published 20.06.2020 12:49
In Gambia fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups are working together to produce face masks.
Ndeye Fatou Njie, a local fashion designer has partnered with other fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups in rural Gambia to produce facemasks needed in the fight against Covid-19. The aim of the project is to produce 50 000 face masks through their “Made in Gambia” initiative. The facemasks produced are distributed…
Published 10.06.2020 11:39
In Singapore, specially designed face masks for teachers are being made so that deaf students can lip-read.
As schools reopen, about 300 such masks will be distributed to 150 teachers and allied education staff from the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf), Lighthouse School and Canossian School. These organisations produce see-through masks to make it possible for those who are deaf, or hard of hearing, to lip-read…
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Published 29.05.2020 16:28
In Brazil, former inmates sew masks against Covid-19.
These taylors work at Estamparia Social, a micro-company created by former inmates, in São Paulo. Some masks were purchased by the NGO Sê-los to be donated with hygiene material to employees and inmates of a Hortolândia penitentiary in the countryside.
Published 29.05.2020 16:26
In Chile, inmates sew prevention masks against Covid-19.
The initiative takes place at the Education and Work Center, where inmates were trained to sew masks for themselves and prison staff. The men were already experienced in sewing.
Published 28.05.2020 15:06
In Peru, women sew masks embroidered with Sarhuino art.
Traditional artists Venuca Evanan, Violeta Quispe Yupari, and Gaudencia Yupari thought about sewing tmasks with drawings of the Ayacucho region’s culture to send a message of hope and optimism during the Covid-19 pandemic. Selling these masks are also providing economic support to their families during the pandemic.
Published 26.05.2020 18:02
In Congo, Designer Anifa Mvuemba used 3D digital models to launch her latest collections online.
This designer from the Democratic Republic of Congo decided to launch her new collection, the Pink Label Congo, on Instagram due to the lockdown. Through her work, the designer aims to show the beauty of Congo but also to raise awareness of illegal mining. Mbuemba started the fashion show with…
Published 25.05.2020 14:01
In Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, a couple of tailors are making transparent face masks for hearing-impaired people.
Putting a transparent plastic over the mouth area, this mask allows hard of hearing people to see the lips of the speakers. Behind the initiative there are two tailors from Makassar, the capital of the South Sulawesi, Faizah Badaruddin, who is deaf, and her husband. They used to sew cushions…
Published 04.06.2020 11:59
Polish gay couple gives away free rainbow face masks to fight both Covid-19 and prejudice against LGBTQ.
Married couple Dawid Mycek and Jakub Kwiecinski distributed hundreds of rainbow masks in Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot, Poland, to help others protect themselves from Covid-19. But they also say that they want to spread the message of tolerance and raise awareness about the situation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender…
Published 02.06.2020 12:06
Spain’s street vendors deliver food and medical supplies amid the Covid-19 crisis.
The African street vendors, known as manteros, organized as the Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes de Barcelona, have dedicated their efforts to making masks and gowns for hospitals, as well as distributing food to the most vulnerable. They produce those medical supplies in their shop in one of the Barcelona…
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Published 20.05.2020 09:56
Non-profit delivers masks for the vulnerable in Africa and gives jobs to local tailors
A non-profit organisation African Masks distributes cloth masks in several countries across Africa. While some governments introduced compulsory mask-wearing, many impoverished communities cannot afford a mask. Teams of African Masks volunteers distribute masks to the most vulnerable and populated communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Senegal, Kenya, Benin and Nigeria.

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