Myschoolpulse, a non-profit organization bringing school to hospitals in Lebanon, will organize its 10th edition of the “Pulse 5K or 1K” race on Sunday, August 4, 2019, with the logistical support of Beirut Marathon Association, the Lebanese Athletics Federation and Faqra Club. This race is Myschoolpulse’s main fundraising event.
Since inception in 2010, Myschoolpulse has catered to the education of 563 children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, enabling them to continue their education during their long treatment away from school and friends.
Myschoolpulse is present is five major hospitals where it employs 13 permanent and experienced teachers: at Saint George Hospital, Hôtel-Dieu de France, Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui, Makassed Hospital and Hospital Notre Dame de Secours in Byblos.
To date, the organization has provided about 27.614 hours of tutorship to children aged 4 to 18. Classes take place mostly at the child’s hospital bed.
In addition, Myschoolpulse provides art therapy sessions at hospital, private lessons at the child’s home and, in some cases, tutorship fees to siblings of the sick child.
Myschoolpulse’s work has had a significant impact on the children’s academic performance: 92% of children passed class n 2018!
More importantly, the support provided helps the children’s morale, giving the confidence they need when they resume school at the end of their treatment.
Registration will stay open until August 3, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, at the Myschoolpulse booths located in ABC Ashrafieh (L3) and ABC Verdun (L3).
Registration can also be done online on www.Myschoolpulse.com. If you wish to be timed and eligible to awards, the deadline to register is Saturday, July 27, at 10:00 pm
The 1K Run concerns two age categories: 2011 and younger and 2008-2009-2010. As for the 5K Run, it concerns 12 age categories: 2007 and younger; 2005-2006; 2002-2004; 2000-2001; 1995-1999; 1990-1994; 1980-1984; 1975-1979; 1970-1974; 1965-1969; 1965-1968 and 1964 and older.
The registration fee is $30 per person. Children aged 3 and below are admitted free of charge and don’t need to be registered, and those aged 18 to 22 will benefit from a 50% (year of birth 2001 to 1997).
For event details, please contact [email protected] or call +96176370589