KAMPALA —Leading pay TV StarTimes and Rupaleria Group, the lead funders of the 6th Edition of Kampala Kids Run 2019 have confirmed that proceeds will be used to buy water tanks for rural schools and ensuring access to clean water.
Speaking at the launch held at the Kampala Parents School recently, Franklin Wang the StarTimes Chief Executive Officer said the purpose is to come together to support children in the rural schools through providing safe drinking water.
“We care about each child’s health, he added.
The much anticipated run will is slated for December 8.
Ruparelia Group Director Rajiv Ruparelia vowed to do all that it takes to ensure that more kids and parents take part in this noble cause.
“We are looking for money to buy water tanks that will be given to the needy schools in rural communities. Last year we gave out over 25 tanks to different schools, this time we need to give more,” he revealed.
Thousands of kids from different schools and their parents are expected to turn up for the one-day event at the Uganda Museum competing in 1.5 and three kilometres for kids below eight and those about nine respectively.
The Public Relations Manager of the Kampala Kids Run Bukenya Muhammed says that like last the money will be used to buy water tanks that will be given to needy schools in different rural areas.
Besides the kids’ Run, there will also be bouncing castles, a work out with Zumba dancers, kid games by the clowns.
As a teaser to what is expected on the day of the kids run, the launch was concluded with a performance from the young and talented Patrick Senyonjo better known as Fresh Kid.