Kashish M in 11H has spent the last 8 weeks hand-sewing reusable masks using a second-hand sewing machine, that she will hand out to homeless people in Hong Kong through NGO partner Impact Hong Kong.
Kashish has been passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty through education and has been involved in other initiatives including tutoring students from underprivileged backgrounds through Concerns for Grassroots Alliance HK.
”Since I cannot continue to tutor these children since I too am stuck at home, I have been thinking of how I can help during the pandemic. After doing some research on the efficacy of masks, I understand that facial protection is important to reduce infection during the pandemic. So, I have been making homemade washable masks… They are 100% cotton, and reusable. To supplement the safe use of masks I have made a video and paper instructions on how to use a mask safely and how to wash it. I hope this will be informative and useful for the community.”
Kashish is exploring further plans to run workshops on how to make homemade masks. This will empower community members with the knowledge and skills needed to continue making masks and spread awareness about remaining safe during this time.
Great initiative Kashish. The CDNIS community is both proud of and here to support your efforts.