COVID -19 Safety Awareness and DIY Face Mask Manufacturing Relief Programme

On Thursday, 23rd of April 2020 The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that from the 1st of May 2020 it would be mandatory for citizens to wear a mask at all times, when out-doors.  Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize recommended regular and wider usage of face masks by the general public to curb the deadly progress of Covid-19. Before then, the South African Medical Association (Sama) had raised the alarm about the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline professional health workers due to the ongoing global demand.  While even bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO) have also asked world governments and the private sector to increase the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s), the sad truth is that this will not be enough for everyone.

Most concerning is that the most vulnerable members of society, the rural and the urban poor individuals, school kids and communities  are at an even greater risk of infection and unknowingly spreading Covid-19, due to:

lack of access to lifesaving  Covid -19  prevention awareness  information,

unaffordable and unavailable  Personal Protective Equipment like face masks and gloves

lack of  knowledge and information about  how to correctly use PPEs like face masks and gloves to contain the spread of the virus.

Lack of telecommunication technology (cellphones, tablets and laptops) including network data and airtime to catch-up with COVID-19 Information and to access online academic material as schools are in lockdown

Play2Legal Public Benefit Organization is appealing for support, funding or partnership in its quest to use technology to capacitate home based ordinary citizens, small scale fashion designers, tailors, dress-makers and traditional attire artisans to produce and distribute for free, face masksand COVID-19 awareness information to benefit rural and urban poor indivduals and communities.  

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About Play2Legal

Play2Legal is a rural based Public Benefit Organisation founded to empower rural youth, women, people with disabilities and previously disadvantaged individuals by unlocking the value of the creative industries focusing on fashion design, manufacturing ,distribution and related functions by using legitimate human rights respecting technology  and sustainable environmentally friendly production methods to harness 4th Industrial Revolution opportunities to combat the triple threat of poverty, unemployment and social exclusion. 

Issued by Xolani Zulu on behalf of Play2Legal

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