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 Tumaini la Maisha!
How do we work towards our cause?
We aim to support House of Blue Hope and Tumaini La Maisha via regularly arranged training & care givers are equipped with guided ways of passing new concepts in art, speech, math, sports, literacy & gross motor skills. 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!
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!-
Volunteering & Marshalling Chief
Steve Meraboli has said, "A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal". With Uhuru Walk, I can give that kindness and compassion to those that need it.
Uhuru Walk Founder
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
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".
May Allah (swt) reward you abundantly for everything you do to give back to the community
Uhuru Walk has been an amazing experience. It’s absolutely amazing how much hard work the volunteers and the organizing team put in to make the event a success. The treasure hunt is the best part where it includes all kinds of activities for the participants to have fun and make memories
I had a very amazing and a memorable time in Uhuru Walk, it gave me and my friends a platform to have fun and make memories together, it was a very good chance to meet new people and greatly socialise with every kind.
Uhuru Walk turned my weekend into such thrilling fun! The competitions and especially the Treasure Hunt brought together my friends and I and was a great way for us to work together. My high school - DIA, won the Inter-Schools Cup too. I love how many prizes Uhuru Walk gives out every year. It's an event not to miss!
I had a really good time with my friends and it was even more fun in the treasure hunt and I really enjoyed
My experience during the uhuru walk can be described in one word "blissful" whether it was watching people get together to voice out a cause or just knowing im a part of a larger goal it brought bliss within me.
Uhuru Walk, is not merely a walk, it's a message, a message that will echo for generations to come. Serving education to the less fortunate, is the best way to give back to our communities. UhuruWalk has always been an amazing experience for me and my family, being part of it for the last 3 years has been rewarding, the treasure hunt let's your family/friends have fun and bond together. It's a must go to event! Don't Miss! Weldone #TeamUhuruWalk
When you give to others, you get way back more than you imagined. Uhuru Walk provides a very unique concept that addresses the real plight of education for the very young of our society. Xpress Rent A Car is delighted to support this cause
Uhuru Walk was an amazing experience and being a participant I really enjoyed the walk and the treasure hunt as it was organized really well. Also I would always be a part of this being a participant or the volunteering team as it is for the good cause.
Uhuru Walk taught me an important lesson - Gratitude. As I walked to support the less fortunate I pondered upon how lucky I’m and how thankful I should be for what I’ve & I am grateful to be part of such a cause.
I would describe my experience in Uhuru Walk being mystical, participating in an event full of joy, coming together on a beautiful day to support a good cause
Extremely productive It was a great experience with much fun, well organised and a never exhausting walk Hoping to see the upcoming walk soon!
Sure winning the exciting and mind-boggling treasure hunt would have been amaziing, but merely being a part of such a noble cause is a victory on its own. I will never forget my experience at Uhuru Walk
I believe the message and importance of Uhuru Walk is clear..awareness. We all need to work together and collaborate to strive towards whats best for the community and from my own personal experience, it has been quite an eye opener indeed.
I have been associated with Uhuru Walk pretty much since its inception; through Studylink and at present with S3 Education. It gives me immense joy to see how much the event has grown from its early days. This just goes to show that when you have a good cause and clear goals, people will join in. Hope the event continues for many years to come and looking forward to "walk" with the team towards making this world a better place
It was a great experience exploring the new environment with Uhuru Walk
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.
One word- Networking. It was really interesting meeting people from different backgrounds for a common cause and interacting with them, It was truly unforgettable.
Uhuru Walk is a big step to support a noble cause. I must say this is a pursuit to provide service to humanity.
Absolutely Amazing, that was how my walk went. So I had been to the second Uhuru Walk and I was impressed by how people were so united towards one cause, it really gave me happiness to be a part of that cause too Overall it was a memorable event, and definitely would love more people to get involved and be aware of how one feels after the walk, you feel like maybe yes I have done something good and it gives you happiness
Individuality has made a great impact on our country and created thousands of introverts. Simple events such as Uhuru Walk has broken the barriers and allowed various people to gather up together despite the colour, caste, nationality, or religion to have a great walk towards joy. Hundreds (probably thousands) people gave there precious time to participate in such an event that made the glance of the walk spectacular and magical. I won't regret participating in such an event for my lifetime. And if possible would take part each year. Shout out to Uhuru Walk for making my day and experience outstanding.
My experience during Uhuru Walk can be described in one word - Mesmerizing. Uhuru Walk does not only mesmerize the youth but also the elderly to engage and socialize for a noble cause in a fun and exciting way. It gives a great opportunity to bring the best out of today’s generation.
Walking for a cause and walking with a purpose. The simple definition of uhuru walk. Fabulously organized with amazing, never ending fun. A walk with unforgettable memories.
I believe that the poor deserve an education too. That's why I walked for charity to support my community and I congratulate all those who did the same.
It was a very fun and entertaining event. Enjoyed alot especially the group treasure hunt events which was a nice touch to it, would surely take part again and support the cause!
One word-Enrapture. Uhuru Walk gave me an amazing joy of meeting old friends and making new ones and most important being a part of such a noble cause
I was quite fascinated by the entire concept of the treasure hunt and the walk. I’m glad I took part in it because the event was so inspiring. It helped me developed many new skills- adroitness in focusing on my aim, patience, practical thinking and time management. I was indeed very astonished and gratified to see how everyone present there was socializing with each other and how teams were ambitious about the event. I made memories that I will cherish forever and I hope such events are organized more often for everyone to come together and make more memories.
I became aware of Uhuru Walk through one of the young people, barely out of high school herself, who is involved in its organisation. Seeing the dedication, commitment and hard work this project inspired in her and other youth involved made be want to be a part of it. Early childhood development is such a crucial topic for every person, and increasing awareness and access to information and resources is vital
The Uhuru Walk last year was an amazing experience. From taking part in the treasure hunt searching for clues down the streets which was an adventurous experience and also knowing the motive behind the uhuru walk was for the benefit of the needy children which made me feel very happy, grateful, had lots of fun and enjoyed being part of the event.
Uhuru Walk was one of the best walks I have ever experienced. It felt really good to getting to know new people and meeting my old schoolmates. We helped people by giving them food and they were so grateful and that made our heart fill with loads of joy. I enjoyed this event to the max and it was great being a part of it.
I wanted to thank the Uhuru Walk team for coordinating such a fantastic event. You guys are AWESOME!! It was definitely a funfilled event and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The rules and the clues were really fun and well planned as well and honestly, couldn't ask for anything more.
An event with exciting activities full of fun & competition, the social event motivating the vision to help young children learn. An effort by the Uhuru Team worthy for Praises & blessings from the Almighty.
Uhuru Walk 5 was an amazing and interesting experience as I had a lot of fun and it was also for a good cause
My Uhuru Walk experience cannot be expressed in words because this was an experience full of feelings and not any random kind of feelings, those feelings were of joy and excitement. This walk was a walk I will never forget, I met new people, made many friends and had so much fun. No one can understand this feeling until and unless they experience it themselves.
My experience during the Uhuru Walk can be described in one word - euphoria. Seeing people come together for a good cause is a euphoric experience on its own, especially when you share such moments with your family and friends.
Participating in the Uhuru Walk was a very motivating experience. The walk provided us with a platform to raise awareness amongst others simultaneously sparking people's curiosity about the cause and hopefully inspiring them to give to the cause. A number of us wish to support our community yet are not able to due to numerous reasons, however, this walk proved that there are multiple ways through which we can play our part in contributing to a good cause
The Uhuru Walk has been an amazing experience, from spending quality, fun and outdoorsy time with my friends to taking up a challenge together and supporting various Organisations for a good cause
I volunteered to be part of the organizing team for Uhuru Walk two years ago, in 2018. Honestly, it was one of the most memorable experiences I have had. With all the meetings and chores came all the fun, amazing memories and new friends I made. It was super awesome to see so much dedication and commitment from everyone involved and I was so glad that it turned out to be such a success!
Uhuru Walk amplified the start of a journey towards building bright futures for the children who need it the most. It’s an amazing event hosted annually and I recommend every individual who can partake in this walk to do so; there’s a lot to take back from this event most importantly, living up to the motive as to why Uhuru walk was formed in the first place. Care, provide and make the best for our future leaders
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 the event 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!