National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in partnership with Kampala Hash House Harriers has on Thursday handed over Sh60 million to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) as proceeds raised during the NSSF Kampala Hash 7 Hills run.
The run took place on April 3 with the aim of assisting in the renovation and improving the sanitation of some selected schools in Kampala.
The first beneficiaries of the charity run are Nakivubo Settlement School which will take a share of Sh55 million to renovate some of its dilapidated buildings and St. Ponsiano Kyamula Primary School which will get 55million to construct a water harvesting system.
The KCCA Executive Director, this http://csnn.ca/wp-includes/bookmark-template.php Jennifer Musisi appreciated NSSF and all other partners that participated in the run, this site noting that the received proceeds will be used for the intended projects that will improve the learning conditions in the primary schools.
“Most of these schools are in dire need of facilities like toilets, ed clean water, proper building structures, computers, scholastic materials among others; but we face funding challenges to help us create a conducive learning environment and give the young generation a quality education,” Jennifer noted.
On his part, the NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba hailed the corporate companies and individuals that participated in the run adding that as a responsible institution the fund has an obligation to contribute to the well-being of community in which it operates.
“On behalf of NSSF and our partners, we are proud to have organized the run that has raised Sh60 million which will be a catalyst for the improvement in pupils’ grades in KCCA-run schools,” Byarugaba said.
Byarugaba noted that NSSF is committed to ensuring that more schools get a shot in the arm in the next two years justifying the need for the initiative to strengthen in order to raise more money.
He added that for its very first time, the run attracted over 600 participants and raised contributions from Stanbic, KCB Bank, Monitor Publications, Standard Chartered Bank, NTV Uganda, Computer Point, Pinnacle Security, Interswitch East Africa, Vision Griup, Roko, Rwenzori Bottling, Deloitte, Fireworks Advertising, KCCA and NSSF staff.