Quality education is hard to come by in Kenya unless you have a lot of money. That's why we opened Grain of Rice Academy that provides equality for all students (poor or rich) and a quality, hands-on education. Join us for our 3rd annual Brighter Futures 5K wherever you are on Saturday, May 14, 2022! Whether you walk or run in your neighborhood by yourself or with your family or on a local trail with your team you’ll be helping support our child advocacy program to provide life changing educational opportunities for children in need in Kenya. Will you join us?

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Create a team or join an existing team to run/walk on Saturday, May 14, 2022 to help provide quality hands-on education for children in need in Kenya!

Minimum donation of $40 for adults + $20 for kids to register

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Inspire others to join your team as participants in the 5K and share your donation page to invite others to donate to help provide quality hands-on education for children in need in Kenya!

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You’ll receive a t-shirt and bib to wear on race day as a reminder of the difference you are making in the lives of children in Kenya.

Sign up by Sunday, April 17th to qualify for your t-shirt!

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On Saturday, May 14, 2022, run/walk in our Brighter Futures 5K from wherever you are!

Share your race day photos on social media and use #BrighterFutures5k

Not able to participate but want to make an impact? Every dollar helps provide quality hands-on education for children in need in Kenya. Donate below to support our 5K goal of raising $45,000 to support our child advocacy program in providing life changing educational opportunities.

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WHO IS GRAIN OF RICE PROJECT?

Grain of Rice Project is a non-profit organization that empowers Kenyans through education and training initiatives in Jesus' name. Although we initially were based in Kibera Slum, our program was expanding, and we needed more space. Because many villages have little access to resources, we recently moved to a small village outside of Nanyuki, 4.5 hours from Nairobi. Our new site is comprised of 8.5 acres, which house our artisan program, volunteer housing, vegetable gardens, and our recently launched Grain of Rice Academy. Grain of Rice Academy is a primary school that provides high quality, hands-on learning within a Christian context to children in need. Our students represent a range of tribes and ages as we focus on building a unified environment. Our school has a heavy emphasis on literacy, and we follow a cross-curricular approach to learning. Our vision is to create leaders who become problem-solvers in their own communities, thus expanding our reach.

Additionally, we support over 20 artisans from both the village and others who started with us in Kibera Slum and have now moved to our new location. Artisans create handcrafted products that help them to earn a living wage and support their families.

Although we cannot change all of Kenya, we strive to do small things to empower people that will add up to make a big difference in their lives and will in turn spill over and make a difference in the lives of others around them. Join us in tipping the scale.

WHERE IS THE 5K LOCATED?

Wherever you are on Saturday, May 14, 2022! Our Brighter Futures 5K takes place in person as teams around the country, as well as, a "virtual race" where participants can participate individually or with their household. Whether you walk or run in your neighborhood by yourself or with your family or on a local trail with your team you’ll be helping support our child advocacy program to provide life changing educational opportunities for children in need in Kenya.

Share your race day photos on social media and use #BrighterFutures5k

HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM?

Head over to Brighter Futures 5K Registration click "Create a Team," create a Kindful account or login to an existing account, and follow the instructions to create your new team!

HOW DO I INVITE PEOPLE TO THE 5K?

Inspire others to join your team as participants in the 5K by sharing your WHY in helping provide quality hands-on education for children in need in Kenya!

You can tag them on social media, give them a call or send them a text or an email with the link to your team page to invite them to walk/run with you!

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HOW DO I DONATE?

Not able to participate but want to make an impact? Every dollar helps provide quality hands-on education for children in need in Kenya. Donate below to support our 5K goal of raising $45,000 to support our child advocacy program in providing life changing educational opportunities.

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Click the "Register to Run/Donate" button, put in a donation amount, select "one time" or "recurring," select if you'd like to cover transaction fees, select "no, thank you" for t-shirt, enter your payment method and then click "submit"

WHERE WILL MY MONEY GO?

Quality education is hard to come by in Kenya unless you have a lot of money. That's why we opened Grain of Rice Academy that provides equality for all students (poor or rich) and a quality, hands-on education. ​​​​​​​​Each registration ($40/adult + $20/child) will help cover the costs of t-shirts and postage to mail them to team leaders/individuals. The majority of the registration fee, as well as donations to our Brighter Futures 5K will directly support our Child Advocacy Program to provide life changing educational opportunities for children in need in Kenya at Grain of Rice Academy.

CAN KIDS PARTICIPATE?

Absolutely! We love when kids are inspired to help make a difference in the lives of other children! Kids of all ages can register as a participant to walk or run the Brighter Futures 5K on Saturday, May 14th. BONUS: Registration fee for child 18 years and under is minimum $20 donation and it includes a shirt (if you register by Sunday, April 17th!)

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER?

You can register up to the day of the 5K on Saturday, May 14th, but in order to be qualify for a t-shirt you must register by Sunday, April 17th. Race bibs will be emailed to team leader two weeks before the 5K!

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY T-SHIRT AND BIB FOR THE 5K?

Our Brighter Futures t-shirts will be mailed out to Team Leaders to distribute to local participants 1-2 weeks before the 5K. If you are on a team where your team leader is not local to you, your t-shirt(s) will be mail directly to you. Race Bibs will be emailed to Team Leaders to send to their teammates two weeks before Race Day.

YOU MUST REGISTER BY SUNDAY, APRIL 17 TO QUALIFY FOR A T-SHIRT.

Each registration fee ($40 per adult/$20 per child includes 1 t-shirt.

HOW CAN I MAP MY RUN/WALK?

If you are a team leader or participating in the 5K by yourself or with your household, you can use MAP MY RUN to plan your route ahead of time.

A 5K is 3.1 miles. You would probably want to map a run that's out and back, so the turn around point would be just over 1.5 miles. Make sure to stay hydrated by bringing water or seeing if your team will have water stations.