Engaging youth in production of face shields for medical professionals and public servants in Kosovo

This project aims to support the local COVID-19 response while simultaneously building trust and engaging youth through partnering with the Mitrovica Innovation Centre operated by NGO “Local Initiative LINK.” Responding to requests from medical professionals and public servants—including those on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients, as well as those at high risk due to daily exposure in carrying out public service duties—the project envisions engaging youth volunteers to produce and distribute approximately 15,000 protective face shields in around six weeks. The project will also support new channels of cooperation and trust by connecting and supporting COVID-19 response efforts in diverse communities throughout Kosovo.