Inter University Fun Run

27 Nov 2018 Sports and Wellness

Woman’s Hope teams up with other Organizations fighting gender violence     in our society for its inaugural fun run to be held on the 08/12/2018 as part of our campaigns during the 16 days of activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This event will act as a curtain raiser for the official launch of our Women Influencing Gender Gains ( WIGG) initiative to be held on the same afternoon/evening at the Hope Center. The WIGG initiative is an extended intervention that seeks to ensure that all women have equal opportunities to succeed. Trainings, mentorships and grooming form the core-structure of this initiative whilst advocating for policy reforms that will bring about the much desired systemic changes. Our programming; in partnership with Local universities, at our center and through the new grassroots initiative, we focus on the development of an entire gender. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships and research based project interventions to equip women to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models to be emulated in their communities. Our running theme for this event is “Divas fun run; Transforming the Color of Leadership will be an inter university event targeting the six institutions around our Hope Center. Our target is 500 participants from each university for a quorum of at least 3,000 runners. The respective institutions will be requested to match their students’ contributions as a show of unity of purpose. The initiative aims at raising 4.8 million shillings or 25% of our annual budget. The money raised will be used as follows: 30% towards the training of ambassadors identified as local women of influence; 50 wives of MCA’s and 50 young women from the institutions were chosen to act as our initial grassroots ambassadors for the Women Influencing Gender Gains initiative. 50% to finance grassroots interventions, 20% for administration of the initiative. The pilot project will be used to assess the overall viability of the initiative before a planned rollout phase. Fundraising prior to the event will be done through the sale of branded T-shirts and caps retailing at KSh 1,000 and 500 KSh respectively and from corporate sponsorships. The main corporate sponsors will assist by covering perks for pro runners as well as give exposure and validation to the event. The first 200 registered participants earn a dinner ticket for the official launch of the Women Influencing Gender Gains initiative to be held that evening at our Hope Center where you get to socialize with women of rank in the society. The University to participate includes: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Multimedia University of Kenya Tangaza University College The Cooperative University of Kenya Marist international University College Jomo Kenyatta University- Karen.

From 8:00am on Saturday 8th December to 4:00pm Saturday 8th December 2018.

This article appeared on the mtickets website.