By Andrew Irumba
The Ruparelia Foundation has announced that they will sponsor this year’s Kids Run, as a way of encouraging all children in Uganda to embrace the culture of engaging in physical exercises for health.
All pupils from schools in and around Kampala are set to participate in the Kids Run 2019, which is slated for December 8,2019, at a participation fee of She,20,000.
The event which will a categorised Run of 1.5 and 1.8km, will also feature games like face painting, basketball, volleyball, tennis and board games.
This year’s Kids Run is under the theme ‘Safe Drinking In Primary Schools’ and proceeds will go to ensuring that pupils at selected schools in Uganda get access to to safe drinking water.
Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Kampala Parents School, graced the official launch of the Kids Run, which was held at KPS.
He urged Ugandans to ensure that safe drinking water in schools and at home is 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.
He continued also revealed that Kampala Parents School pupils will arrange a fundraising scheme to support the cause, of providing safe drinking water in public schools in some rural areas of Uganda.
Mr. Franklin Wang, the StarTimes CEO said they were happy to be part of the cause and will work towards ensuring its success. StarTimes is partnering with Ruparelia Foundation to sponsor the Kids Run.
Mr. Wang said that “We are excited to launch our 2nd edition of StarTimes Kampala Kids Run 2019. The purpose is to come together to support our children in rural schools by providing safe drinking water. We care about each child’s health. So let us make StarTimes Kampala Kids Run a great success.”