UNITED FOR SAFE WATER IN SCHOOLS. StarTimes chief, Naiya, Rajiv, Fresh kid and other guests pose for a memorable photo shortly after the launch at KPS.
Kampala Kids Run 8th Edition set for 8th December
By Our Reporter
The problem of school children experiencing a situation of lack of safe drinking water while at school at which they spend majority time of day remains a big challenge to many schools but stakeholders among communities say government has not put its boots on the ground to effectively address the anomaly.
However the Ruparelia foundation in partnership with star times have moved in swiftly to tackle this challenge by teaming up with ‘Kampala Kids Run’ a local NGO to organize a run that is set for 8th December were each participant shall part with 20,000/= as contribution towards this noble cause.
The run has 1.5 KM and 3 KM respectively were each kid pays 20k to participate according to the organizers however at the end of the brief event Fresh Kid entertained the house with his popular rap tracks that put everybody on their tenterhooks.
The theme of the run is ‘Safe Drinking in Primary schools’ of which proceeds shall go towards securing safe water for some key targeted schools in the country and the run kicks off at the Uganda Museum were thousands are set to tussle it out.
The managing director Kampala parents school Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia told the participants during the launch ceremony at his school in Naguru that issues of safe water among schools are critical matters were all stakeholders must come out strongly and address given that the children need the water as they spend most of their daytime at school.
“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.
“Kampala Parents School pupils will also arrange a fundraising to support the cause,” he added.
The StarTimes bos Mr. Franklin Wang said they are proud to associate themselves in this noble calling alongside the Ruparerlia foundation because they strongly belief children must access safe drinking water at school without any compromise.
“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,” Wang said.
Even when the event has had six editions, this is the 2nd edition with StarTimes on board as a sponsor. Other sponsors include Riham, City Oil, Ruparelia Foundation and The Food Hub.