UNWG Children’s Walk 27/09/2019

On a bright sunny morning, nearly 700 children from the ages of 4 to 11 and 100 teachers gathered in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in Geneva for their annual sponsored walk. After a brief and inspiring talk by Mr Clemens Adams, Director of Administration at the UN, the children listened to a presentation on the reasons behind the walk and how through their efforts they were helping children around the world to get an education and lead better lives. Off they went then to do their laps on the lovely grounds of the UN and their enthusiasm was boundless! They did so many laps of the circuit that some of them had to get a second card to record their laps as they had run out of space on the first one! They finished by midday, tired but very proud of their achievements.

The Children’s Walk was started in 2002 with a dual purpose of raising awareness amongst children in Geneva about the plight of disadvantaged children around the world and to raise funds for their education. Over the years, the money raised has helped 467 students in 21 countries and currently 89 children in 5 countries (Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Tanzania) are being supported in their educational path.

The UNWG would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the students and teachers of the 9 schools (Ecole Internationale – Pregny , La Châtaigneraie , Nations , Institut International de Lancy , Collège du Léman, British School of Geneva, Ecole Montessori Deux Mille Feuille, Ecole Chantemerle, and the Swedish International School) who participated in this year’s event full of energy and passion. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to the UN Geneva, for all their help both in providing us with the beautiful premises as well as helping in security, technical services and logistics. Last but not the least, thank you to the wonderful UNWG volunteers whose help was invaluable in making the event a great success.

 

Raji Sundaram Vice-President, Projects

 

 
 

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