Atlantic Catering Solutions donates sanitary pads in Omaheke

Atlantic Catering Solutions donates sanitary pads in Omaheke

The Atlantic Catering Solutions company has donated 10 800 sanitary pads worth N$134 000 intended for schools in the Omaheke Region.
The donation comes at the time as Namibia joins the rest of the world in observing Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May. The day is held with the aim of creating a world in which every woman and girl can manage her menstruation with privacy and dignity.
This is done through a month-long campaign coordinated jointly by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, in collaboration with the education ministry, under the umbrella of the National School Health Task Force.
Atlantic Catering Solution's donation is a direct response to the appeal made by the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture to supply young school girls with sanitary pads.
Trustee of Atlantic Catering Solutions, Anne Shilengudwa says the company saw the need, especially to the outcry of the education ministry, to supply school girls with sanitary pads.
Although Atlantic Catering saw the need to give back to a community where they do business, the company also aims to do the same in other regions as well.
Receiving the donation is Deputy Minister of Education Arts and Culture, Ester Nghipondoka.
Nghipondoka commended the company for the donation and making provision for logistical arrangements to deliver the pads to the beneficiary schools and hostels in the Omaheke Region.