Friday the 13th of June turned out to be our lucky day, as AFRIpads received a Tumaini Award!! AFRIpads was nominated in the Social Enterprise category and was announced as the winner during a special award gala dinner in Kampala, Uganda. The Tumaini Awards aim to recognize individuals, civil society organizations, companies and members of the media who have made significant contributions and efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda are recognized. The theme of this year was “A child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Uganda”. Read the full article about the event here.
AFRIpads was a participant in the first-ever AidEx Africa; a two-day high-profile conference that took place on June 5th-6th in Nairobi, Kenya. AidEx Africa is a satellite event to the already well-established AidEx conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development aid, held each year in Brussels. You can view the highlights of the conference in this short AidEx film. Stay tuned at the 4-minute mark for an interview with the AFRIpads team!
Wednesday, May28th was the first-ever Menstrual Hygiene Day!! As you can imagine, we were very happy that for the first time this day was internationally celebrated. We hope that it raised more awareness about the challenges so many girls and women in developing countries face when they are in their period. In Kampala there was a Menstrual Hygiene Day Advocacy Walk, and AFRIpads was of course one of the participants. We also ran a special Menstrual Hygiene Day promotion on our Facebook page on behalf of the AFRIpads Foundation, through which we will be able to donate 491 AFRIpads kits to schoolgirls in Uganda!
Over the last month, the AFRIpads sales representatives Carolyn, Christine, Phionah and Esther have been very busy with their ‘Back to School’ campaign. With the new AFRIpads van they have been travelling all over Uganda, together with their local sales teams, to raise awareness and of course to sell AFRIpads!