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On Friday March 3rd, the annual Differentiator-award was handed out by Vrouwen van Nu, a Dutch women’s organization that wants to improve the world with the power of women. Vrouwen van Nu is the largest women’s organization in the Netherlands. She rewards a woman who has successfully advocated for women’s emancipation every year with the Differentiator of the year-award. At the AFRIpads Foundation, we are proud that our chair Sanne Bolkenstein was elected to take this prize home this year! Tineke Luijendijk, chair of Vrouwen van Nu, highlighted the impact Sanne has as chair of the AFRIpads Foundation: “You really are making a difference and are a role model for many women. It is absolutely justified that you have become Vrouwen van Nu Differentiator of 2017.” With this award, the AFRIpads Foundation gets, besides recognition for her work, exposure at Vrouwen van Nu’s 47.000 members, which is something we’re very happy about! Because of the Differentiator of 2017-award she received on March 3rd from the Vrouwen van Nu foundation, our chair Sanne Bolkenstein was asked to visit Radio1 on Wednesday March 29th. She was “The Optimist of the day”, someone who shares a positive story, free of his or her own choice. Of course it didn’t take Sanne long to decide what her story had to be about – AFRIpads of course! After a short interview she was allowed to give a passionate speech about why it is worth to invest in women. You can listen to the interview (in Dutch) here!
Last weekend, 17 and 18 September, we had one of the best weekends since the foundation of the AFRIpads Foundation!
Initiatives like AFRIpads are relevant all around the world.
Op 17 en 18 september 2016 gaan we met 50 man de Dam tot Dam lopen voor de AFRIpads Foundation! Voor elke 5 euro die gedoneerd wordt, kan 1 meisje in Afrika een jaar lang naar school!
On behalf of the AFRIpads Foundation, I would like to wish you all a fantastic 2016! What is a better start of this year than with a happy response from one of our partners.
We are proud to announce that the Soroptimist of De Bilt-Bilthoven in the Netherlands chooses the AFRIpads Foundation as their project for 2015. The Soroptimist will raise money during a bridge event on 14 October 2015 and at a film festival on 30 October 2015. All the profits of the sale of tickets will accrue to the Foundation.
On 23 May 2015 the AFRIpads Foundation had 140 guests attending the dinner in the Geertekerk church in Utrecht. The charity dinner was to celebrate the fifth anniversary of AFRIpads, to look back on all the achievements and to share the future plans. It was a great success!
It was the summer of 2008. Our founders Sophia Klumpp and Paul Grinvalds, a young couple from the United States and Canada, have just graduated and they decide to spend a year in Uganda to do volunteer work. During their work in a community-project, near the city of Masaka, they meet Carry Jane from Canada who is doing research in Uganda.