The Startimes Kampala Kids Run 2019 will take place on December 8, 2019 at the Uganda Museum.
Sponsored by Ruparelia Foundation and Startimes, the event will run under the theme ‘safe drinking water in primary schools’.
Speaking at the launch recently, Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Kampala Parents School challenged the public not to rest until safe drinking water was no longer a problem.
“We work tirelessly to make sure we provide the best yet many children do not have the privileges we have. It is upon us to provide for them,” said Rajiv.
“Kampala Parents School pupils will also arrange a fundraising to support the cause,” he added.
According to the organisers, about 51 per cent of Ugandans lack access to safe water and 82 per cent do not even have access to improved sanitation facilities with children in primary schools also affected.
At a cost of shs 20,000 per kid, the 1.5km and 3km categorised Run proceeds will go towards ensuring there is safe drinking water for children in rural schools.
Besides the kids’ Run, there will also be bouncing castles, a work out with Zumba dancers, kid games by the clowns among others.
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