October 17, 2008

Updated Oct. 29, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Several student groups at Bucknell University will host a GuluWalk on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. The event, originally scheduled for Oct. 25, was postponed due to inclement weather. 

A GuluWalk represents the efforts of children in northern Uganda who feared being abducted by a rebel group to be used as child soldiers. Daily, these children would walk miles from their rural homes to towns where they were safe.

Participants are asked to donate $10. Money raised will support GuluWalk, which is working with Resolve Uganda to promote youth health initiatives, peace building, education services and general programs for the region.

Registration begins at 130 p.m. in front of Davis Gym. The two-mile walk through Bucknell and Lewisburg begins at 2 p.m.

Support children's programs
According to Bucknell sophomore Muyambi Muyambi, 75 percent of the money raised will support children's programs in northern Uganda including AMREF Canada, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief, Liu Institute for Global Issues, and War Child Canada.

Bucknell sponsoring organizations for the GuluWalk are Child Soul, Bucknell African Student Association, Voices of Praise gospel choir, and two Bucknell student a cappella groups, Beyond Unison and Two Past Midnight.

Begun in July 2005, GuluWalk has grown into a worldwide movement for peace. Last year, on the third annual GuluWalk Day, more than 30,000 people in 100 cities in 16 countries took to the streets to urge the world to support peace in northern Uganda. Since its inception, GuluWalkers have raised more than $1 million for programs that provide education and rehabilitation to Uganda's war-affected youth. For more information, visit www.guluwalk.com.

Contact: Division of Communications

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