24th of May 2015: Uganda Marathon support our own team!

May 5, 2015

Sunday the 24th of May 2015 will be a big day… The first international marathon will be organized that day in Uganda. And it is even more special because it will be hosted in Masaka, the hometown of Knowledge for Children in Uganda.

The idea for this marathon is originated in the United Kingdom and is set up to benefit local charities. Around 100 international runners will participate next to the expected 1.000 runners from Uganda. The international runners are being sponsored to raise money for 9 selected local charities. Knowledge for Children is proud to be selected amongst these charities to benefit directly from this marathon.

Masaka is ready to host the runners for the marathon. The runners have the option to choose to run a full marathon, half of a marathon and a 10 kilometers relay run. The race will start and end in the town center of Masaka and will pass through the hills and dirt roads surrounding Masaka.

Thursday the 21st of May 2015 will be “Make a difference” day. The runners will be enjoying a day as part of the team of Knowledge for Children. They will experience part of the sensitization for the pupils, part of our interactive teaching methods workshop and will end the day with a bookdrop at one of our schools which is ready to receive the books for 2nd year of our program. It will be a great day during which the runners will experience exactly what will be the result of all their hard work and raised money.

Once you are selected as one of the charities, you of course can’t stay behind. Our Country Director, Anouk Ooms, has been training and will run the 10 kilometer run together with Ssemaganda George, one of our training officers.

If you want to support Anouk and George, you can sponsor them by depositing an amount to NL37INGB0002216774 in the name of Knowledge for Children in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and stating Sponsoring Uganda Marathon. You can find more information about the marathon on: www.ugandamarathon.com