Realizing that what was happening in the United States would eventually spread to Africa, he began thinking of ways to help frontline health care workers from his home in Lusaka, Zambia.
Using PVC, foam, tape, elastic and staples, Manasyan and a team of volunteers have made more than 16,000 face shields that have been distributed to health care workers throughout the country.
The new goal is to raise $30,000 to make 50,000 face shields to be given to health care workers who are treating patients with COVID-19, collecting swabs and screening them.
While this initiative is helping health care workers, it is also supporting Barefeet Theatre’s efforts in helping children.
To donate and learn more about the Face Shields for Zambia initiative, visit the Face shields for Zambia #LusakaHelps (COVID-19) GoFundMe page