On Friday, July 1, 2005, Kieran and I went for a walk — GuluWalk.
We planned on walking for just 30 days to amplify the voices of the
children in northern Uganda, but you wouldn't let our journey end. For that, we'll be forever grateful.
GuluWalk had one goal, to see an end to 'night commuting'. You
accomplished that, and so much more.
In less than five years, GuluWalk became a leading voice for peace in
northern Uganda in over 100 cities and 16 countries, and through a
global network of volunteers like you GuluWalk raised over
for programs that have provided education, opportunity and
peace-building for youth in rural communities all over northern
Through many late nights and busy weekends around the kitchen table,
and thousands of volunteer hours, GuluWalk continued on a shoestring
budget and year after year punched well above its weight. It's been
an incredible journey for all of us — and its time for us to pass the
torch and let the experts lead.
GuluWalk has accomplished what it set out to do, and while we're
campaign down there's still much left to do.
commuting has stopped and internal displacement is
near an end, but
the Lord's Resistance Army's reign of terror continues in
and war-affected communities are still struggling to rebuild
To stay involved, be a champion for peace and stand up for children
devastated by conflict, we urge you to stay involved in two ways.
Be an advocate and lead sustained peace in Uganda by joining our
partners Resolve, and/or stand up for children and join Lt-Gen Romeo
Dallaire in his mission to eradicate the use of child soldiers through Zero Force. These missions are more than worthy of all of our
support, and we're proud to be a part of both.
The volunteer-led charity that started all of this, Athletes for
Africa, will also continue to grow
and build its programs using the
power and profile of sport to
promote global citizenship and empower
the next generation of youth in
You can also stay involved
by visiting us there and joining one of our
Thank you for your friendship, for your support and for being an
unwavering partner in peace.
Co-founder of GuluWalk