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Students collaborate on, donate personal protective equipment to health care workers

A child-led team of more than 35 volunteers is helping health care workers protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A group of students in Boston are making sure health care workers on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic have easy access to personal protective equipment. Led by fifth grader Eric Zhang and his family, 35 volunteer students from across 11 schools created their own group called the KPP Team, which stands for Kids Print to Protect. Zhang and some of the other students contribute by applying their knowledge of 3D-printers to make reusable face shields for healthcare workers. Others focus on similarly important tasks like public relations and distribution. So far, the child-led group has donated to several hospitals across Boston and hopes to donate at least 1,200 face shields in total.

Watch the video above to meet the kids who are behind the KPP Team.