Hearts 4 Uganda
As the mum of a severely disabled daughter, the work of Kakunyu Parents Support Association is very close to my heart. This Association cares for and educates 31 boarding disabled students, and many more day students, from the surrounding community. The inequalities between the lives these beautiful children have, and the life my daughter has, however, are vast.
Sadly the discrimination of the disabled is so high in Uganda that the 31 disabled children who attend the school have all but been abandoned. The greatest challenge is how to adequately feed all the pupils, who continue to grow in number every term as the association’s work means more children are dropped at the site every term.
Through fundraising, we can help the Association build a large horticultural garden, plan an incredible food forest, which will supply the school with crops throughout the year and guarantee food security for this most vulnerable group of individuals.
Thoughts of these children will keep me going when things get tough out on that marathon course.
This will undoubtedly be a life-changing experience.
YOUR DONATION REALLY CAN CHANGE LIVES
The Uganda Marathon 2019
The Uganda Marathon is Uganda's largest fundraising event.
Bringing people from all over the world for one amazing week on the Equator, this is an event to help those in need and support local leaders making amazing changes in their community.
For participants, a once in a life-time opportunity to challenge themselves, give back, and learn about their place in the world.
It all culminates in a 10k, half & full marathon through a beautiful rural course, alongside 5,000 Ugandan runners.
Runners describe it as "the best week of my life", and leave filled with hope, joy and new friends - having left a legacy in Uganda which will last for decades.
Named by Red Bull as one of the "12 Best Marathons in the World" in 2018 and 2019. Winner, "Best International Event" at the Running Awards 2016. Featured by BBC, Runners World, The Guardian, Bloomberg and more.
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