Support the Children Going Back to School in Kenya


Event Date

Mon, Aug 10, 2015


Schenectady, NY


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

The Jirani Project is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and support of vulnerable Kenyan children. Run entirely by volunteers in the United States and one full-time staff member in Kenya, The Jirani Project provides these homeless and/or orphaned children with the support needed for shelter, food, school tuition, clothing, and basic medical care.

The Jirani Project children themselves named the organization with the Kiswahili word "jirani," which means "neighbor."  The Mission of The Jirani Project is to honor the promise and expand the opportunities of Kenyan children through education and holistic support.

Event details and schedule

100% of the proceeds from this virtual run will go directly to the children!  Run on your own time, with your own running group or by yourself and best of all - choose your own path!  Upload a picture of yourself running to our Facebook page:

Medals Ship: ROUND 1 (registered by 8/14): End of August

                   ROUND 2 (registered AFTER 8/14): Mid-September

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