The challenge that the project addresses
Please note this enterprise creates and sells masks. It uses the profits to reinvest into masks for children in rural areas. To ensure that the donated contributions are used within the lifespan of the project the funds will be strictly earmarked for purchase of the inputs for the mask production that are for direct donations to rural areas. Masks have become a prerequisite for most countries and already schools are indicating that students without masks wont be allowed. Imagine rural areas and ghettos who can’t afford. Students can also lose masks easily so we have to make a special unlosable and washable mask that we donate to rural areas. We will sell them at a subsidized rate to those who want to support.
What is your project doing to respond to this challenge?
At Junior Coders we are making balaclava masks for children for when schools open – Balaclava masks allow easy breathing prevent CO2 infection, they are not easily lost and can be made to match the uniform and will keep them warm in winter. We are also donating masks to rural schools to support our Project COVID19 HOPE Initiative. All contributions will be accounted for and all the money will go for this project only. As this is not our core business (we are a school of Engineering and Robotics for kids) this project will have a lifespan of 4 months.
Describe the project's impact
No children will be left out of school even those with disadvantaged background in rural communities and urban high density including slums.