We have a vision to help young children learn. We believe in fun. We believe in connecting lives
We host an annual walkathon and treasure hunt built on the core idea of supporting underprivileged individuals through learning.
This year, we are raising funds to support children's mental and physical education at the House of Blue Hope and Amani City Football Academy!
Education is soul crafting, join hands with us in our cause!
How do we work towards our cause?
We aim to support House of Blue Hope via regularly arranged training & care givers are equipped with guided ways of passing new concepts in art, speech, math, sports, literacy & gross motor skills. As for the Amani City Football Academy, we raise funds for the necessary equipment they need to train and excel in football. For both centers, visits are also organised, involving play with the children, gift giving, reading & teaching and participating in a fun environment.
Why is it called 'Uhuru Walk'?
Uhuru is a Swahili word (from the Arabic root Hurr), meaning Freedom. Our goal and aspiration is to pass the essential tools of learning to these young children so that their foundation is strong as they progress through higher levels of learning, leading to a more aware, more knowledgeable and more skillful nation in the future.
Why you should join in and have loads of fun!
Uhuru Walk is home to a massively popular treasure hunt, where teams are pitted against each other to solve some of the most cryptic clues, leading to the winning of exciting gifts and prizes!
Uhuru Walk is a progressive social event that motivates people to go out to help the vulnerable and needy young people to access one of the basic human rights - Education. Indeed, this is service beyond the traditional self. Let's all think out of the common box and serve other for common good and social justice.
I thoroughly enjoyed Uhuru Walk 3. It was well organized, with a variety of other activities included to make it more exciting, such as the treasure hunt and the extra bonus fun competition at the end. There was security for walkers, water points, Asas milk for all, food stalls and lots of winners. Photographers capturing our moments while we walked, making us feel special. Well done and all the best for Uhuru Walk 4. Those of you who missed it last year, don't miss out this year!
Uhuru Walk 3 was an awesome experience for me. It was my first walk and I really enjoyed it. I truly appreciate the hard work put up by the organizing team. The treasure hunt was lots of fun and challenging. I still cherish the memories I had during the walk. Can't wait for Uhuru Walk 4!
The treasure hunt was more like a thriller movie, where you think you've almost made it, but you're not even close. With a will to win, we'd set off to a very exemplary experience. Lots of fun!
Uhuru Walk was lively and energetic. As a walker last year, I enjoyed the walk and treasure hunt, having no idea how much time and effort the organizing team put into making Uhuru Walk a huge success, which made everyone enthusiastic to participate. This year, I'm proud to be a part of this growing family & really look forward to working with all of them. And more importantly, to serve for the Almighty.
Uhuru Walk 3 was the first time I took part in a walk and I thought it was going to be like a regular walk, but I was clearly mistaken. It was a walk with enough power to make people form bonds and socialize. Along with that, I had a lot of fun participating in the treasure hunt. Yes, it was tiring but like they say, "no pain, no gain".
Why our Sponsors Support Us
Childhood is a time of innocence and joy, unfortunately there is a growing, unrecognized menace that robs children and their families of this special moment in their lives. Childhood sicknesses deprive of hope and dreams from our children and cases of diseases like cancer are increasing year after year. We have learnt that 80% of these children are from low and middle-income families. Health services are often inaccessible, unaffordable and too expensive. Our sponsors believe that every child has a right to quality mental and physical education no matter the status of the family and that all underprivileged children deserve a better education as their counterparts do and should not go through this journey alone.
DETAILS: + Pay Tshs 10,000/= only WHY PICK THIS: + A chance to get some physical activity and fun into your day + Be a representative for your school + Receive a certificate of participation at the end of the walk + Automatically entered into a competition for the: Youngest, Oldest & Fastest Walker
DETAILS: + Pay Tshs 20,000/= only WHY PICK THIS: + Add in some physical activity into your busy schedule + Network and meet other people like you + Receive a certificate of participation at the end of the walk + Automatically entered into a competition for the: Youngest, Oldest & Fastest Walker
Treasure Hunt Team
DETAILS: + Teams are made up of 4 members + A student team pays Tshs 40,000/= in total (each pays 10,0000/=) and a non-student team pays Tshs 80,000/= in total (each pays 20,000/=) WHY PICK THIS: + Known to be exciting and fun! + Receive a certificate of participation at the end of the walk + Eligible to win trophies and medals for Treasure Hunt + Automatically entered into a competitions for Treasure Hunt, Wild Card Hunt and Company Contest
- CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO JOIN
- SIGN UP
- GET YOUR T-SHIRT AND CAP
- MEET US AT THE STARTING POINT
You can join us in a variety of ways such as by signing up as a walker or with a treasure hunt team. The section above entails the pledge amount for each option as well as the returns you get for participating in that category.
Contact a member personally or talk to us directly through our 'Contact Us' or social media pages linked on our website.
To register, you must pay the registration pledge of your chosen category. If you are unable to meet a team member personally, we accept payments through MPesa, TigoPesa or Airtel Money.
*Optional: You may also request for a pledge form which is a form that you use to seek sponsorships from family and friends to further support the cause. You submit the funds and the form to us prior to the week of the event. Did you know that the highest funds collector in UW3 won two free tickets to Zanzibar?!
After registration, you will receive a Ticket Number which you will use to verify your official registration and to get your certificates.
A week prior to the event, a team member will reach out to you and tell you when you are to pick up your very own t-shirt and cap for the walk.
We'll text you the time and place, all you have to do is pick it up from us.
Make sure to have given your preferred t-shirt size when you register.
To pick up your t-shirt, you have to turn in the ticket you were given during registration and you will receive another ticket which will be your identification during the walk.
Wake up on the morning of Sunday 24th February 2019 fresh and ready to work your muscles and your brain!
Come to the starting point on Mfaume Street, we'll be waiting to welcome you.
Don't forget to wear comfy shoes!
The measure of success is peace of mind. I feel really honored and appreciate it for making me a part of this walk, hoping this walk to be the most memorable walk of all the years.
With every passing second, I understand better that life is unpredictable. So I try to take every opportunity to make a difference to people's lives. This is something Uhuru Walk makes possible, and that I as an organizer can now do.
Fatema Zehra Rajpar
Health & Safety Co-ordinator
Registrations and Reception Chief
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness" - Martin Luther King. Join us by spreading kindness and joy in the lives of little children!-
No one has become poor by giving and the best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something - that is what Uhuru Walk is about.
Volunteering & Marshalling Chief
Organizing Uhuru Walk has made me a better person; knowing that we as a team have given people hope and we've brought smiles to their faces. I would like to thank Uhuru Walk for giving me such a wonderful opportunity.
Steve Meraboli has said, "A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal". With Uhuru Walk, I am able to give that kindness and compassion to those that need it.
Uhuru Walk is indeed a very prominent event that I've participated in before. I'm glad to have received the opportunity to be a part of the team this year.
To try and touch someone in a way that can change their lives, reduce their sufferings and shortcomings, is truly the exclusive meaning of life
Mohammed Abbas Rattansi
Registrations and Reception Committee
If you don't do great things when you're young, what will you have to say when you're old?
Uhuru Walk encompasses all the qualities one wants to fulfill when helping someone - spreading warmth, sharing joys, learning new skills and most importantly, having fun!
I appreciate being part of this walk and doing good deeds. Hoping this walk to be the most memorable walk of all the years
I feel that Uhuru Walk gives a huge support to kids. The hard wok that has been put in, will definitely shine on the day!
Volunteering in Uhuru Walk has given me a chance to better myself as a person and develop my skills. It's given me the opportunity to serve the society. The tagline 'Volunteer. Lead. Care' is a calling for all of us to take part in this noble cause in one way or another.