Our Youth Protecting Israel's Front-Line Medical Staff
Dror Galil Students use Cutting Edge Tech to Produce Protective Gear for Medical Staff Fighting Covid-19
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down Israel’s schools in mid-March, the students and teachers of Dror Galil started meeting online to figure out how they could make a positive impact during this crisis. The students had read about the shortage of protective equipment for front-line medical staff, and they and the school’s teachers decided to confront the challenge head on. Since then they have produced thousands of specialized masks and other innovative protective equipment for hundreds of health workers at dozens of medical centers throughout Israel. All of which they distribute completely for free.
13,000 face shields with protective visors
500 frontline medical workers
5 major regional hospitals
10 community clinics
20 special education schools
Innovative products in various stages of development and production
Eye clinic protective gear
Mouth-jaw treatment containers
ENT protective gear
Intubation containers for operating rooms
Sanitary storage containers for coronavirus lab tests
Dror Galil – High School of the Future is a unique vocational high school located on Kibbutz Ravid overlooking Lake Kinneret, which aims to provide its students with the social, moral, technological and practical tools to succeed in tomorrow’s world. In innovative classes such as Agro-Ecology and Life-Improving Technology, the students are faced with real world problems and use state-of-the-art technology to design real, practical and implementable solutions.
Dror Galil’s FabLab Makerspace is part of a worldwide network of Makers who use cutting-edge technology like 3D printers, CNC mill and laser cutters to design and produce answers for real world problems.
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