Assavaniwej create biodegradable face mask to help deaf community
2 volunteer siblings led by a 15-year-old boy, Mark Assavaniwej, together with his 10-year-old sister, Proud Assavaniwej, have designed biodegradable face mask that specially made from eco friendly plastic on the center of the lips to support the deaf and hard of hearing community.
“We are honored to be the very first group of people to support this eco friendly mask and provide relief to people with disabilities. This mask will enable them to see and read each other lips, and help them live better lives,” Mark said.
This community is located under the bridge in Rama 9 area. There are a total of 90 deaf people from 180 residents. Most of these people are maids, gardeners, garbage men, etc. and they are currently affected by the COVID-19 since they could not continue their jobs as usual.