Two students from the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) made sanitisers and applied 3D printing to make visors for Tsako Thabo Secondary School to use when schools reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tertius de Jong and James Lake are both second-year multimedia students, and they did the project as part of the compulsory undergraduate Community-based Project module.
Tertius de Jong and James Lake, making masks and sanitisers.
The visors were delivered to the principal, Mr Clement Gama, who was pleased and expressed his gratitude on behalf of the school. Schools need all the support and contributions they can get from the Faculty of EBIT during these challenging times. Tertius reflected after the project: ‘We wanted to assist where we can, now during the pandemic. We are happy to assist Tsako Thabo Secondary School. We realised that masks are important and that teachers will be able to teach more easily with a visor than a mask. We are enthusiastic about the project and are continuing to make more visors for other schools.’