Visual Art and #MaskupMandela continue to serve micro communities

28/08/2020

A total of 44 residents and 26 staff members of Cheshire Home in Cleary Park recently received much needed PPEs from the #MaskupMandela team.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Director Prof Pieter Binsbergen visited the home for the delivery, as requested by estate manager, Hillary Bolton, who received the mask donation with gratitude.

These masks, an initiative started by the Fashion and Textiles Department, form part of the #MaskupMandela campaign and have grown to empower Alumnus Braemore Lindell-Sauls from Braemore Design PE, to assist in the production of safe, and easy to use and maintain masks.

“Our delivery of masks carries a message of proper mask-wearing protocols, including hygiene and care.  The masks are distributed in a sanitised ‘two-per-pack’ format where we encourage a two-day rotation to offer time for the masks to be washed, sanitised and dried, says Prof Binsbergen.

Made from high grade fabric the #MaskupMandela masks are sanitised by soaking the mask in boiling water for two minutes followed by a light rinse in any mild household detergent. 

Prof Pieter Binsbergen with residents of the Cheshire Home Cleary Park