- A 15-year-old boy has come to the aid of healthcare workers by producing numerous face shields
- The Grade 10 learner is using his 3D printer to assist medical professionals working in the Western Cape
- It takes him one day to print seven of the shields
Like all children his age, Jason Soldin has been spending the lockdown indoors.
However, the 15-year-old boy hasn't merely been home schooling and playing video games.
Jason has joined South Africa's fight against the coronavirus by producing countless face shields to aid those on the frontline.
Using a 3D printer, Jason has been producing the shields and donating them to PathCare as well as the George Hospital in the Western Cape.
George Herald reported that Jason is able to produce seven shields per day.
The Grade 10 learner has pledged to continue providing assistance throughout the pandemic.
Jason said, "I will be printing till the demand is over."
Jason was inspired to start the initiative as his father, Dr Ryan Soldin, works as a pathologist.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that a man has come up with a creative and free way to make face shields.
Lucky Casim Ndogo shared a video via social media where he revealed how he started on the project.
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