This year’s NSSF Kampala Hash run is aimed at raising Shs700M in a bid to renovate five public schools in the City.
The fifth edition of the annual run has been launched on Monday at Mbuya Church of Uganda Primary School.
The event, where 10k run has been introduced, will be held on March 29, 2020.
The funds raised will be channeled towards renovating selected Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) schools. Also, two other schools in East and Northern Uganda are set to benefit from the initiative.
“Most of the underprivileged children in Kampala attend these school KCCA public schools so it is befitting that our intervention in Education goes towards improvement of learning conditions in these schools. There is no greater impact you cab make on a child or community than through education,” said NSSF Managing director Richard Byarugaba.
Six schools have benefited from the past editions and they include Nakivubo Settlement, Makerere University and St Ponsiano Kyamula. Works are also scheduled to begin at Mbuya Primary School, St Paul Nsambya and Kampala School for the physically handicapped.
Other sponsors on board, besides KCCA, include Equity Bank, Multi choice, Saracen Security, Kakira Sugar, ICPAU, Capital Market Authorities, Nation Media, Vision Group among others.
The run will start at Pearl of Africa Primary School, Nsambya, covering a distance of 21km through the historical seven hills of Kampala – Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Lubiri and Nsambya.
It is organised by the Kampala Hash House Harriers Club.