Windhoek, 20 November 2023 – With compassion and commitment to community welfare, Telecom Namibia through its Women in Engineering members have donated Care Packs, inclusive of sanitary towels, to the girl child at CJ Brandt High School. The handover ceremony took place on 20 November 2023 at the school premises, aligning with the Ministry of Education's initiative to ensure that girls can attend school without hindrance, even during their menstrual cycles.
The significance of this donation is emphasised by the unfortunate reality that many young girls miss school due to the unavailability of sanitary pads, depriving them of their right to education and impeding personal and academic growth. Recognising this issue, Telecom Namibia, as a responsible corporate entity, is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates. The donation of Care Packs is seen as a critical step towards addressing the barriers that prevent the girl child from accessing education.
Handing over the donation, Nadia le Hane, Acting Head: Design, Engineering, Planning and Implementation (DEPI) said: "Sharing is Caring," a campaign launched by Telecom Namibia, is designed to complement existing efforts to safeguard and promote the interests of the girl child, particularly during their menstrual cycles. By providing necessary sanitary pads, the company aims to alleviate concerns and enable girls to attend school without worry, reinforcing the belief that education is a key tool for empowerment and societal transformation, she emphasised.
Beyond the provision of sanitary towels, this initiative seeks to equip girls with these basic yet essential items that contribute to a comprehensive education, fostering the development of role models and agents of change within their communities. Telecom Namibia recognises that investing in the education of girls is an investment in the future of the nation.
The "Sharing is Caring" campaign extends beyond the school premises, urging the public to contribute to the cause. Telecom Namibia calls on the public to contribute to the campaign by dropping off sanitary towel packs at any Telecom Namibia teleshop or office nationwide, reinforcing the belief that menstrual hygiene is not solely an individual concern but a societal matter that requires collective action.
In a call to action, Telecom Namibia encourages everyone to join in supporting initiatives that empower and uplift the girl child, emphasising the importance of maintaining girls in school despite societal taboos or resource constraints.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these girls," remarked Le Hane, urging continued collaboration for a brighter future.
As Telecom Namibia continues to exemplify corporate social responsibility, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to creating positive impacts within the communities it serves.
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