DStv Kampala Kids Run selected Namusita Primary School, Ekanba Primary School and Kakoge Primary School in Buyende District, Eastern Uganda as beneficiaries of clean water systems to improve sanitation.
This is in line with the run’s main objective to provide safe clean water in primary schools. UGX 20 million was collected from the run which attracted over 4,000 children between 4 -14 years from over 20 schools in Kampala and Entebbe Districts. Free tickets were given to UPE schools to support their participation in the run.
During the handover ceremony held at Kakoge Primary school, Phoebe Nakabazzi, DStv Marketing Manager said, “The DStv Kampala Kids Run management is grateful for all the children that participated and most importantly the parents that allowed their children participate in the run. Your immense generosity has enabled us provide safe clean water to selected schools. Through this initiative, we believe more children will be guarded from contracting water borne diseases. Today marks the accomplishment of the 2017 DStv Kampala Kids’ run pledge and we are pleased that we have fully delivered.”
The DStv Kampala Kids Run comprised of two races – 1.5 kilometres and 3 kilometres. All the runners regardless of their rank in the race were rewarded with certificates of participation while the top 10 won themselves medals courtesy of DStv Uganda. Further to that DStv Uganda rewarded the winners for the 1.5 and 3 kms races with HD Explora decoders.
Some of the schools that participated in the run included Namirembe Parents, Sir Apollo Kaggwa, Kabojja Junior, City Parents, Kampala Parents, Silver Spoon, Lohana, Entebbe Junior, Greenhill to mention but a few.