Global tech company, Huawei on Thursday confirmed its offer of Shs250m to the 2015 MTN marathon for schools welfare in Kampala.
The 2015 MTN Kampala Marathon is set to take place this Sunday 22nd November with the aim of raising funds towards improving access to sustainable sanitation and safe water for vulnerable urban children in public schools in Kampala. The event is targeting approximately 20,000 from Kampala and all over Africa.
“We have participated in this meaningful event as the main sponsor since 2012, under the theme ‘Run for Water’. We are grateful for this chance to give back to Uganda again through the marathon and we look forward to the improved welfare of the students in Kampala schools,” Mr. David Rong, the Vice Managing Director, Huawei Uganda said.
He added, “We encourage all Ugandans to support students’ welfare by registering to take part in the marathon. There are approximately 500 Huawei phones to be given out to the registrants.”
The MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Mapula Bodibe, thanked the runners and corporate partners who have consistently supported the MTN Kampala Marathon.
“One of those partners is Huawei, we thank you for coming again this year in a big way as we have just witnessed. Lastly, I encourage Kampalans and Ugandans in general to requester for the 2015 MTN Kampala Marathon. Registration ends this Friday 20th November, you can register with Mobile Money at MTN Arena Lugogo or service centers in Kampala and Entebbe,” Ms. Mapula Bodibe, revealed.