We all face a growing crisis today with orphans & needy children without parents, with poor families, without provision and without love. Who can help? Who is to give them a hand? The charity run is part of an initiative determined to respond. Through this activity, we serve as a resource to benefit and keep the needy girls in schools by providing them with education, mentorship, and sanitary kits that help them concentrate in class during their menstruation period.
“The theme of this year's Charity run is — Keep needy Girls in School”
A first of its kind this year, it is aimed at getting people together in support of our girl’s hygiene in our society. We are collaborating with various churches, schools, NGOs, corporate companies in Kampala to hit our registration target of over 500 participants / runners this year. The event will be flagged off by the Kyabazinga of Busoga (Guest of Honor) and the US Missions Director in Uganda (Chief Guest / Runner) from Budhumbula at 9:00am through Rubaga, Buwenge Mpya then back to Budhumbula.
Charity Run 2017 wants you to find your compassion for needy girls in our communities in Uganda.
Over the past decade or so, it has become increasingly evident that African girls are the most vulnerable with the fact that cultures used to consider them as bride material, inferiors hence denying them chances to education, leadership and so on. This created a society of imbalances and low women participation in the development of their communities. Another fact is that even those who could benefit from the government initiatives to skill or educate a girl child would drop out of school due to the lack of sanitary pads for menstruation. In Uganda where getting food on the table is the highest priority, sanitary pads become a luxury. Without hygiene supplies, girls stop going to school during their period and eventually fall behind and drop out.
This is because they become embarrassed without proper protection for their period. Considering all this, and because their dignity is important to us, we started a ‘’Save A Girl Initiative’’ a project aimed at preparing and empowering a female child for a bright future. The project provides them with access to: education, mentorship and Hygiene supplies including reusable sanitary pads. A portion of the proceeds provide financial support for single mothers to start a business. Currently, 22 needy/orphan girls are on our full sponsorship, and two of our supported girls graduated.
The Charity run thus, is organized in support of the Save A Girl Initiative’’ to solicit funds needed in educating our needy girls, buy sanitary (reusable) pads for over six hundred girls in the needy communities of Kamuli District and also help to fully setup our training centre in Namisambya Kamuli, equip it with sewing machines, to accommodate the training of young women on how to sew the sanitary products, a way on reducing on the annual high costs involved in buying the kits. The centre will be used also to provide counseling and mentorship to the girls.
The Charity walk will go along with celebrations to mark 10yrs of empowering young people and impacting communities in Uganda, launch of Yofochm Radio Uganda, launch of our charity magazine that will showcase all our work since 2018 and feature some of our potential partners. And at the end of day’s events, 5000 free copies will be given out to all our guests and participants.
We are thus pleased to invite individuals, families, schools and organizations to register for participation and those who can help in sponsoring this event. You may contribute by registering yourself, employees, friends, family members, staff members or offering your services / donating prizes, pads or funds to the event/project. Our goal is to get as many people as possible for the Charity Run and we are pleased to offer a low registration fee of only UGX 5,000/= per participant. Besides supporting our project, sponsor’s prizes and part of the charity run registration fees will help in covering your event t-shirt, refreshments, sound system, traffic police, brass band costs, and others.
“Whether you join as a participant, sponsor, your participation/donation of any amount will help provide education, mentorship & hygiene Kits to needy girls in Schools who can’t afford buying one”
If you would like to become a sponsor to support us in giving back to the community through the Run, please contact at email@example.com, +256392839977, or visit our coordinating offices in Kitintale.
You earn a power play 24/7 on our radio station (Yofochm Radio Uganda) for three month.
You shall feature in our promotional materials / platforms i.e. posters, t-shirts & website.
You shall be given an opportunity to talk about your service during the event.
You shall be given an opportunity to brand the venue before & during the event.
You shall be mentioned on our talk shows & on that day by our speakers as our sponsors.
Receive T-Shirt, Drinking water, other prizes.
Become our Ambassador & enjoy a lot of opportunities.
Meet new friends
Certificate awarded for participation.
Build strong bones and strengthen muscles
Achieve a healthy weight, Improve fitness & physical self-esteem
But above all, the Run lets’ many of us (Sponsors / Runners) take part in a humanitarian cause. Let’s show compassion to the needy girls by our involvement.
REGISTRATIONS & DONATIONS
Use your mobile to send financial donations, register & sending registration fees to: +256772053408. After receiving your registrations / contributions, a confirmation code shall be sent to you.
For group registrations, prizes, other partnerships / inquiry, visit our coordinating offices in Kitintale.
CHARITY RUN CHECKLIST!
Start off with a Healthy Breakfast at your home
Arrive between 7:30-8:00 to check in.
Ensure you bring footwear appropriate for running.
Dress; T-shirts provided (think about splash pants, a change of clothes and shoes - option).
Be encouraged to have fun, do the best & remember, this is not a race; everyone wins, by taking part!
CHARITY RUN TERMS & CONDITIONS
I have fully understood the risk and responsibility of participating in the Charity Run and will be participating entirely at my/his/her risk and responsibility
I understand the risk of participating on a course with vehicular traffic, even if the course may be regulated/ policed.
I understand that I must train to, an appropriate level of fitness to participate in such a physically demanding event and if necessary, I will obtain a medical clearance from a registered medical practitioner, allowing me to participate in the event.
I agree that if I am/my team is injured or taken ill or otherwise suffer/s any detriment whatsoever, I hereby irrevocably authorize the event officials and organizers to, at my/our risk and cost, transport me/my team to a medical facility and/or to administer emergency medical treatment and l/my team waive/s all claims that might result from such transport and/or treatment or delay or deficiency therein. I shall pay or reimburse to you my/my team's medical and emergency expenses and l/my team hereby authorize/s you to incur the same.
In case of any illness or injury caused to me or my team or death suffered by me or my ward due to any force majeure event including but not limited to fire, riots or other civil disturbances, earthquakes, storms, typhoons or any terrorist act, none of the sponsors of the event or Yofochm committee shall be held liable by me my/my team or my team's representatives
I understand, agree and irrevocably permit Charity Run Committee to use my / my team's photograph which may be photographed on Race Day during the Race for the sole purpose of promoting the Charity Run, at its own discretion
I/my team have read, understand and agree to the event terms and guidelines.
To make the charity Run 2017 possible, volunteers are needed for the following areas:
Click here for the event Flyer
Registering people for the Run.
Distributing fliers, encouraging participations
Record voices encouraging people to support Yofochm initiative for needy girls
Leading warm-up/stretching session.
Serving as route guides to help keep our runner on course and safe.
Certificates and prize draws on run day.
Helping serve refreshments on race day.
Helping with set-up and clean up at the function to be held after the Race.
To learn how you can help or make a donation please contact the event coordinators at +256392839977 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, or you can follow updates leading up to the event on our Facebook page