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17-year-old Kenyan student wins global award for sanitary towels innovation

14 August 2019

A 17-year-old Mombasa student has received the Diana Award for going above and beyond his everyday life to create and sustain positive change. The youth, who was selected for the Princess Diana Award was on Monday feted during the international youth day. Ziyaan Virji, a student of Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa won the prestigious award for his project for providing reusable sanitary towels to girls who cannot afford them and creating awareness to end menstrual poverty and stigma in different parts of the world.