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Education Run to build learning centres in Karamoja, West Nile

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 18th October 2016 03:54 PM

The run was organised support vulnerable children and change their lives

Education Run to build learning centres in Karamoja, West Nile

MultiChoice marketing manager Phoebe Nakabazzi (L) presents kit to Center for Social Research's Joseph Opondo (2nd L), Wilson Asiimwe and Dorcus Magoba at MultiChoice offices. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

The run was organised support vulnerable children and change their lives

Less privileged children in West Nile and Karamoja could start enjoying the benefits of early childhood education after about 3000 runners participate in an Education Run at Kololo Airstrip on Sunday, October 23.

The children will benefit from the sweat of NGOs, corporates, schools, universities, children and individuals in yet another charitable cause; in the second edition of the run organised by the Center for Social Research.

The DStv and GOtv sponsored event will have participants taking part in 3, 5, 10 and 21km races, in the annual event that will be held under the theme "Promoting literacy, sports and Innovation'. The races will be flagged off by State Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi at 7am.

Addressing a press conference at which he received kit for the run from the sponsors at MultiChoice offices, Monday, Center for Social Research Managing Director Wilson Asiimwe said their target is to raise at least sh60m to go towards establishing two learning centers for children in Karamoja and West Nile.

"This run is meant to celebrate the achievements and innovations, that's why we have exhibitors and partners that support the Ministry of Education on board. Vocation colleges and universities will be exhibiting their works, technological developments and Innovations," Asiimwe stated.

"We want children and students who will participate to be encouraged and inspired after the race," Asiimwe added.

MultiChoice marketing manager Phoebe Nakabazzi said they sponsored the run to support vulnerable children and change their lives.

"We are a family entertainer, so anything that touches family concerns us that is why we came in to sponsor this run, and we are already involved in different activities with schools so it was easy to give it priority," Nakabazzi remarked.

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