In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, we mobilized our resources and began the digital fabrication of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of face shields using laser cutting digital fabrication techniques for donation to frontline health workers. This was done in line with our commitment to using technology in providing solutions with the greatest social impact.
Our partners in our fight against COVID-19 include:
Malawi Agriculture and Industrial Investments Corporation (MAIIC) was our first partner when we made our first donation. MAIIC showed a seal of confidence in young innovators in the country and their abilities to manufacture locally at a time when imports could not be relied upon and our unique circumstances demanded creativity and resourcefulness.
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) partnered with us in 2020 and committed €100,000 in the form of a grant to add to our efforts in the digital fabrication of face shields as well as the introduction of an innovative laser cutting and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) facility in Blantyre, Malawi to produce face shields for front line workers (healthcare and other SMEs).