Dylan Howard, a second-year town and regional planning student from the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, delivered the masks he made to the Holy Family Guided college, a school in Glenwood, that distributes to necessary schools. They will be sharing the mask with Primary School learners and their mission neighbours at the Glenmore Pastoral Centre with Father Peter Lafferty
Dylan mentioned that the project taught him that it is best to take action in this Covid-19 season and help others. This learning process taught him that things do not come easy in life, and getting to a finished product also takes an incredible amount of time, effort, good planning, critical thinking, and understanding of your subject. He had to work with a diverse group of people; from getting fabrics and other materials to engaging with the community.
In his closing remark, Dylan said that ‘I am grateful for being persistent and working hard throughout the project. I learned how to cut, sew, stick, press, lay, and design something from a flat material into something that saves and changes people's lives. I felt incredibly grateful that I am able to provide such a service in a time like this where such a small help and change can have such an impact on someone else's life.’