You are here

You are here

Young IB student receives the Diana Award

15 January 2020

Around 500 million girls around the world do not have access to the necessary menstrual health resources they need. An IB Diploma Programme student in Kenya is working hard to make a positive change, by raising awareness and educating communities about this critical problem. By doing this, he received The Diana Award for his continued efforts to end period poverty. Ziyaan Virji, a student at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, launched Affordable and Accessible Sanitation for Women. The international voluntary youth initiative works with Tunaweza Women with Disabilities, a community partner, to produce and distribute sanitary packages that are washable (therefore re-usable), cost effective and environmentally friendly.