Construction heavy weights ROKO Construct Company Limited has injected cash into Kids of Africa run for fun event slated for Sunday 8th November 2015. The ‘RUN FOR FUN’ is meant to raise funds for the building of a modern dental clinic, and to celebrate their 10th anniversary. This is the 5th edition of the “Run for Fun”. The growth of the event has been most encouraging. The inaugural run in 2011 had over 300 runners of all ages, in 2012 there were over 500 runners, and by 2014, the run had 780 participants and this year’s run is expected to have more than 1000 runners.
Sponsors and management of Kids of Africa address a press conference at Kampala Sheraton Hotel ahead of the Run For Fun
The starting point will again be from Kids of Africa located in Bwerenga (Wakiso District). Coming from Kampala, take the Entebbe Road to Kawuku (25 km). At Kawuku (which is 4km from Kids of Africa), there is a Kids of Africa signpost on the left at the boda-boda stage. Take a LEFT turn and continue on the murram road.
Some of the kids of Africa pose with their bosses and ROKO Construction Secretary and Human Resource Manager Diana Nyakato (2nd L) back row
After 3km you will come to a “Y” junction. Continue on the left, past the football pitch (on the right) Go down a hill and then up another hill (with Lake Victoria on the right). As you go up the hill, you will pass new houses on the left. Take a right turn at the Kids of Africa signpost. The car park can be seen and the village entrance is 100m from this point. [adrotate banner=”3″]
Last year we raised approximately 250 million Ugandan Shillings which was used to complete the Kids Pioneer Primary School. This year’s objective is to raise 550 million Ugandan Shillings which will build a modern dental clinic to cater for dental needs of both the children in the village and in the local community.
Sponsors, some members of Kids of Africa and their management pose with banners for November 8th Run for Fun
There will be 5km, 10km and 21km races, with the following age categories: Under 10 years old (5km only), 10-14, 15-18, 19-49, 50+. Participants should meet at 6:30am to collect their event T-shirts and race numbers. The 21km will start at 7:30am sharp; the 10km race at 7:55am, and the 5km at 8:15am. The courses are set in Wakiso District, between Kampala and Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria.
In addition to being challenging, the routes take runners through local countryside, villages, and have picturesque views over Lake Victoria. ROKO Construction has been the events main sponsors for the past 5 years and UAP Insurance, Orient Bank, Yako Micro Finance, Jubilee Insurance, IHK Hospital, Bank of Uganda, Sheraton Kampala Hotel and Multiple Industries are the other sponsors.
This year’s run is the 5th and over 1000 participants are expected to attend
Kids Of Africa
Kids of Africa, a Swiss initiative, is a children’s home operating in Uganda. It takes care of 95 abandoned children in ten family homes, each headed by a foster mother. The children represent the next generation of Ugandan society and it is hoped they will contribute to the futures of similarly disadvantaged youngsters in years to come.