Zaara Kazi


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Tata Mumbai Marathon 2024

Every year, 23 million girls in India drop out of school after reaching puberty. Right after their first period, young girls from rural and urban communities struggle to maintain regular attendance at school due to problems that come with menstruation. Absence of toilets, lack of access to sanitary pads and lack of education on menstrual hygiene are the contributing reasons for this high rate of drop out. It is time to break free of shame and constraints attached to menstruation. When you campaign for Stay at School, you will help girls from less fortunate communities in India break free from constraints of menstruation and ensure uninterrupted learning at school by raising funds to: i. Provide access to health and hygiene kits consisting of sanitary pads, ii. Counseling on menstruation, and iii. Build gender segregated sanitation units Watch the Stay at School video –
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I, Zaara Kazi from Goldcrest International School, am participating in the Tata Mumbai Marathon in support of Habitat for Humanity India's "Stay At School" campaign. Lack of clean functional toilets, sanitary pads and awareness on menstrual health and hygiene are keeping girls away from school. Nearly 2.3 crores Girl children drop out of school each year because of this. Habitat provides 'Hygiene Kits' to the girls which include sanitary napkins, hand wash gel, vaginal wash and wipes, toothpaste, toothbrush, nail cutter and comb. It is critical for our girls to break free of shame and constraints attached to menstruation. So, Let us support our girls Stay At School. "Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people" - Roy T Bennett.
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