AIR+ Smart Masks and AIR+ Micro Ventilators For Vulnerable Children
Temasek Foundation Cares gave out AIR+ Smart Masks and AIR+ Micro Ventilators to more than 13,000 vulnerable children as part of the Temasek Foundation Cares ‘Stay Prepared’ initiative to help build the resilience of the Singapore community to cope with emergencies.
These children aged 7 to 14, are from low-income families or residing in Children’s Homes. The masks and micro ventilators are meant to provide these children with an initial supply of suitable masks for use during emergencies such as severe haze or flu pandemic.
The AIR+ Smart Mask is the first N95 class mask in the market that comes in sizes that fit the whole family with the smaller sizes designed to fit children aged 7 years old and above. The AIR+ Micro Ventilator is an added feature and can be attached to the Smart Mask to help the wearer to breathe more easily by keeping the mask dry, cool and fresh.
This programme complements an initiative in May 2014 by Temasek Foundation Cares and its partners, Singapore Power and Singapore Post, which saw all households in Singapore receive ‘Stay Prepared’ Starter Kits containing three N95 VFLEX mask and emergency contact numbers.
The ‘Stay Prepared’ initiative is supported by the Temasek Emergency Preparedness Fund (T-PREP Fund) which was established by Temasek Holdings with an endowment of S$40m in March 2014.