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Inclusion,
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…
Health, Inclusion,
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.
Health,
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.
Inclusion,
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…
Inclusion,
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.
Health, Unemployment,
Published 29.05.2020 14:01
A non-profit organisation African Masks distributes cloth masks in several countries across Africa.
This venture is supported by crowdfunding. Teams of volunteers distribute cloth masks to the most vulnerable and populated communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Senegal, Benin and Nigeria. In the first month, local tailors were able to sew 7,000 masks, which also brings jobs to those tailors.
Inclusion,
Published 27.04.2020 13:06
A US student created a mask that lets the deaf read lips.
Her name is Ashley Lawrence. She is a student of deaf and hard of hearing education at University. Surgical masks, which are becoming mandatory or recommended use in many countries due to the current pandemic, are excluding 450 million people worldwide who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Inclusion,
Published 27.04.2020 13:04
In the Czech Republic, inmates of the Vinařice prison are sewing masks to combat the shortage.
The Hatefree.cz project is collecting on its blog solidarity initiatives like this carried out by vulnerable communities. Among them, there is a story of Renata Fečová and Klára Pulová, two Roma women who make face masks with their sewing machine or the Muslim community in Teplice that distributes masks to…

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