Future Science Leaders (FSL) is Science World’s after-school program for teens. As we celebrate the resilience and brilliance of our facilitators and students, we also want to highlight that our work is made possible by our generous partners, including: Boeing; RBC Foundation; Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group; STEMCELL Technologies; and NumerixS Quant.
Fawzan Hussain was only a few months away from graduating high school when the pandemic hit. Both his mother and sister work in the healthcare sector. They had some tough conversations about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages and keeping older patients safe.
“I really wanted to help,” Fawzan says. “So, I got to work.”
Using skills he’d started cultivating during his 3 years in Future Science Leaders, Fawzan began designing and printing face shields, ear savers, and door openers. Then, with the science communication skills he also learned in Science World's unique after-school program for teens, he put the word out on social media.
Within 3 months, he’d provided over 1,500 PPE devices to more than 30 organizations in his community.