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Masks for superheroes

A group of young people from Olavarría, Buenos Aires, manufactures protective masks for health personnel with 3D printers.

Solidarity fingerprint
Máscaras para los superhéroes

Argentines have many flaws, but many more virtues. The harder everything is, the stronger our solidarity spirit is reborn. With the advancement of  COVID-19 , many are wondering what they can do to lend a hand, in addition to staying at home. In  Olavarría  (Buenos Aires), a group of young people found the answer: they are making  protective masks for the health personnel of  the municipal hospital.

With the support of the Municipality and the  Social Innovation Club of Olavarría , these young people were able to achieve their goal. First, they chose the best mask option, which was sent to the hospital for testing. From there they gave them the ok and asked them  1000 masks . The next step was to collect the material, which was  loaned by the community : kiosks, bookstores and hardware stores donated elastics, glue and eva.

Then you had to get down to work. They made a massive dissemination of the initiative to contact  local printers . Of 48 volunteers, they chose 30 and each one was sent a kilo of material to make 30 impressions.

None of them leave their homes: distribution logistics are carried out by the Municipality, the Police and the Army. Then the hospital assigns masks to staff and any professional who requires it.

This solidarity movement has already generated a wave of repercussions, so those who are in charge of the project shared their method of work to replicate it in other cities.

From this we all came out together, with empathy and solidarity as weapons.

Publication Date: 28/03/2020

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