TAKE ACTION NOW AND HELP THESE STUDENTS GET TO SCHOOL.
Every day, over half a million students in Uganda alone walk over 5km both to and from school to attain an education. However, once these students have arrived at school, they are often too hungry to learn and the curriculum not adequate. The Walking School Bus aims to support those students across all three areas: access, nutrition and curriculum.
Walk with us on May 28th to gain a better understanding of the barriers millions of students face when accessing their education, while helping us achieve our AIM of empowering access through literacy by raising much needed funds to build two classrooms in rural Uganda this summer. Register, donate or start your own fundraising team today.
Join us for a scenic 5km walk around Langara Golf Course to raise awareness and empower access to education, followed by a massive breakfast celebration and post-walk fair at Langara Park!
Please check back frequently as we will be updating the website with exciting event information regularly!
Date: May 28th
Time: 9 am
Location: Langara Park (note that walking route will be around Langara Golf Course)
Note that all registration fees include a 2017 event t-shirt.
Adult - $20
Student - $15
Child (<12) - $10
Use the code "FAMJAM" to receive 10% off registration when you spend $60+ (i.e. 2 adults, 2 students)
Use the code "EARLYBIRD" to receive 10% off registration when you register before April 28th!
EDUCATION IS NOT ONLY A RIGHT BUT A PASSPORT TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
It opens doors and expands opportunities and freedoms. By supporting these students, you are contributing to fostering peace, democracy, economic growth, and improving health.
EDUCATION BEATS POVERTY
For every extra year of school, we help our students increase their future earnings by up to 10%.
EDUCATION REDUCES CHILD MORTALITY
A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age five.
EDUCATION CREATES PEACE
Our partnered schools in Uganda value individuals to learn to live together in a world characterized by diversity and pluralism.