Curro follows a 21st Century education approach, resulting in many of the schools having 3D printers on site. Curro Holdings is assisting several healthcare organisations around the country by offering the services of their 3D Printers, as well as their staff, to aid in the printing of protective face shields for medical workers currently fighting against COVID-19 in South Africa.
Their 3D printers are being used to print protective face shields, including the headband and shield components. Curro Schools has donated 1500 face shields to the Scenic Drive on Jacaranda FM to distribute to frontline health care workers in Gauteng.
Andries Greyling, CEO of Curro Holdings said, ’As a country, we’re all in this together; and so we feel it is our duty as Corporate SA and teachers of the next generation to lead by our example and take a bold stand to help where we can.’
‘While the country is in lockdown, it requires us all to think innovatively to tackle the outbreak,’ concluded Greyling. ’It was exceptional to see how our Executive Heads in various parts of the country took the lead and made plans to assist with the printing of the masks. We feel privileged to help in this manner and will continue to do what is necessary to assist in fighting this pandemic.’
In order to mobilise their 3D printers during the national lockdown, Curro has applied to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) for an essential service permit. Each individual who goes on-site to the various school campuses will carry this document and the relevant permits indicating that they are assisting with a specific service.
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