Windhoek Event took place on Saturday 8 October 2022.
The Sanitary Towel Project (TSTP) was launched on 11 June 2022 in Swakopmund, which is registered as a trust, named ‘The Blush Foundation’, this is the baby of All Things Charlie which in turn is a movement and website with stories curated for women by women and owned by Charlie Hartung.
The project’s mission is to procure sanitary towels and share information with girls of menstruating age who are unable to afford sanitary towels by empowering and supporting these girls during their school going years.
The lack of sanitary towels is a worldwide challenge and much more so in rural communities and girls often-times resort to unhygienic practices to care for themselves during this time.
Since the project’s launch, we have procured over 15 000 packets of sanitary towels and to date the TSTP have handed many out in various areas at school, soup kitchens, hostels, informal settlements in Swakopmund, Henties Bay, Uis, Usakos, Omaruru, Rehoboth, Aus and rural areas in Erongo region.