For the fourth consecutive year, Apnalaya took part in the IDBI Federal Mumbai Half Marathon, as one of the official NGO Partners for the event.
On 25th August 2019, more than 50 Apnalaya staff members put their best foot forward for the girls of Shivaji Nagar, M East Ward who want to play Kabaddi – taking part in the 6km Dream Run on the day.
Despite the rains, thousands turned out to support the event which promotes health and raises funds for NGO’s like Apnalaya.
This year, Apnalaya’s focus was on raising funds for the young girls of Shivaji Nagar. In M Eastward, the incidence of underage marriage among girls is 38.3% and the dropout rate amongst youth is 29%. It is girls who have the odds stacked against them with gender and social norms restricting their education, movement, attire and every aspect of their lives.
Girls have limited access to open spaces, like playgrounds, whatever space is available is restricted to a few people largely men.
Apnalaya thanks IDBI Federal Insurance for the opportunity to participate in the day and looks forward to continuing this positive partnership.