To help combat the spread of COVID-19, we teamed up with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) to manufacture more than 10,000 low-cost face shields. IIT Delhi is one of India's top engineering education institutes and has received national and international recognition in the field of science and technology. As part of this project, the IIT Delhi team designed and distributed innovative low-cost face shields – COVLOCK, which can be worn for prolonged periods without the need for adjustment, unlike common face shields in the market. The project aims to reach more than 10,000 beneficiaries (mainly hospitals, NGOs and other front-line organisations dealing with COVID-19) through this engagement.
Along with this project, we also collaborated with the Smile Foundation to distribute dry ration and essential item kits to economically poor and vulnerable communities during the COVID 19 lockdown in March and April. The Smile Foundation is a national development organisation, headquartered in Delhi, that benefits children and their families in education, healthcare, skilling and women empowerment across 25 states. With the help of local NGO partners, the Smile Foundation distributed 200 dry ration kits to various families.