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Azeez Ishaqui: Helping with masks in two countries

October 2020
Azeez Ishaqui: Helping with masks in two countries

Azeez, who got some media attention recently, was picked for a biomedical engineering internship at Georgia Tech this summer. But when the pandemic led to many cancellations in town, including his internship, the 17-year-old came up with a new plan. As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution pointed out, Azeez, a senior at Westminster School in Atlanta, began producing masks for distribution among disadvantaged people, both here and in India. His parents and grandmother are immigrants from India. The first 1000 masks from his project were given to the Atlanta Mission, Our House, and The Salvation Army. “Azeez also set up a GoFundMe account to raise $5,000 for more masks,” added Laura Berrios. Azeez’s goal, once he earns his bioengineering degree, is to help people like his sister, who has a hearing disability.


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