Pieces of clothing with varied patterns were spotted all over 3R office. Some of the volunteers were appeared as busy, a few of them were occupied with the fabric- cutting, others were with ironing and stitching. Often, they were cracking jokes that draw laughter across the room.
The production of these face masks has been a part of the 3R program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from that, we also have another program that includes the publication of educational videos and the current reports taking the form of infographics.
We are very aware that a face mask has become one of the necessary protective items to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or Corona Virus. The success in Corona prevention through the promotion of the face mask use using Whatsapp had also become the best practice of the Czech Republic. The practice then generated the social media movement #maskforall that also inspired other countries.
“I am really passionate about this program, especially when we are working on it as a team. Despite having to run into difficulty at first, as we didn’t have the knowledge to create the mask, but with the technology getting more embedded to our life, for example with the presence of Youtube that helped us in creating the pattern, provided us with references, we were able to run the project smoothly in the end.,” stated Yuni – one of the 3R volunteers – during the break.
The face mask production is estimated to be done by the end of the week, and right after, our team will distribute the masks for the people in need for free. But before sending the masks, we will cleanse them with hot water, put them into laundry then package them properly.
We are hoping that these masks will be useful as the prevention measure against COVID-19.
Written by Rahmiana Rahman.
Transalted by Priscillia Sharon