Volunteerism, March 29, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

Mask my School

Author: Mustadafin Foundation

Mustadafin Foundation are calling on seamstresses who are willing to volunteer to help make masks for schools in rural areas.

Local non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation, have been inundated by requests for masks for learners in community schools. Ghairunisa Johnstone, founder and director of Mustadafin Foundation shares, “To curb the spread of the Corona virus in schools and to promote skills development, we have launched a new initiative, Mask My SchoolWe are calling on seamstresses to please help us sew masks for those learners in rural areas that don’t have easy access to masks.”

Ruwayda Ryklief, who is Mustadafin’s ‘Stitch by Stich’ sewing coordinator adds, “The target is to make 500 masks a week for each school. We are currently working with 50 schools (that’s 25 000 masks that we need to make!). 

“We have the sewing machines, and we have received a very generous donation of fabric; now we just need the extra pairs of talented hands to help us to reach the target,” shares Ruwayda.

“As we are a non-profit organisation, we rely heavily on volunteers so this will need to be a labour of love,” adds Johnstone.

If you are available to help make masks, please get into contact with Mustadafin Foundation: call 021 633 0010 or visit their website at mustadafin.org.za or media@mustadafin.org.za

Mother Teressa once said, it’s not how much we give but how much LOVE we put into giving.

Donations can also be made to Mustadafin Foundation, Standard bank, branch code 025909, account no 072 778 377 or visit 154 Antelope Street Bridgetown or whatsapp 079 567 3645