Mask maker gives back to community
An entrepreneur who set up his own mask-making business has donated 50 of his products to the disabled.
Kenneth Pushā, owner of Mask'd Co, made the donation to the K Margaret Carter Centre - a government-run facility that provides support and training for adults with learning and physical disabilities.
Mr Pushā, 21, who also works for the Department of Parks, made the donation after selling 100 of his creations.
He said: "I started Mask'd Co. because of my love for motocross. I began to design and purchase the masks for myself and then in January 2021, after receiving numerous compliments on my masks, I decided to start a small pedlar's business to see how the masks would sell.
"My business quickly took flight, and I made a promise that once I reached my 100th sale, I would give back to my community.
“I chose the K Margaret Carter Centre because I navigated learning with a disability my entire school experience, and I felt inspired to donate to others living with a disability.
"I am grateful for the teachers and paraprofessionals that helped me along my journey as they never gave up on me.
“I intend that this gesture will show those helping people living with disabilities that their efforts are appreciated. I also hope that my story can show those living with disabilities that I understand them and anything is possible for them."
Tinee Furbert, minister of social development and seniors, thanked Mr Pushā: "The success you have experienced while navigating a learning disability is a true example of resilience and inspiration.
“I wish you continued success and growth as you are a living advocate for those not only living with but thriving with disabilities."
Mask'd Co. can be found and contacted on Instagram @_mask_d_