ACSSPA Sewing Mask Project

Team members: Nsimire Gisele Mubalama (SFU Community Capacity Building Program)

This project aims to support vulnerable Burnaby seniors from Black African communities who are facing social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as peers and neighbours in the surrounding Burnaby neighborhood. Through four learning workshops, we will provide 20 African seniors with the ability to sew, access, and teach how to properly wear non-medical masks. Participants will learn how to sew their own masks both by hand and by sewing machine, and the workshops will foster social connection and enhance intercultural relationship. We hope that participants who might be inspired to take their experiences and apply them to future fundraising, social entrepreneurship, cooperative business models, selling to retailers, and more.

Community Partners:

African-Canadian Seniors and Single Parents Association (ACSSPA), United Way Edmonds

What would you  do with $3,000?

Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.

Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club, or through another organization. Or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!

Start the process now by registering today and then submitting your idea before November 24 – all you need is your passion and an idea. 

* Award amounts subject to change