Big Plans for Spokenya 2018

Posted on June 15, 2018 · Posted in Event, News

Did you know: The 7k distance of this race is a representation of the average distance that people in Kenya must walk to find clean water? Therefore, 100% of your race entry fee goes directly to clean water projects in Kenya.

This year, race proceeds will build a clean water catchment system on an elementary school in the rural region where we work. In this area, most schools do not have a source of clean drinking water for their students. These rain catchment systems provide year-round safe, clean water if collection is done properly and tanks are kept sanitary.  The cost of rain catchment is a fraction of the cost of drilling a well at each school; thus, is achievable. Of the 41 schools in the region, 38 either need new or expanded systems to make it through drought seasons. Providing rain catchment systems are a sustainable solution that will last for many years and can be owned and maintained by the community.

 

Thank you for being a part of our vision!