The Proper Walk is the largest fundraiser for the Makindu Children’s Program. This “Adventure for a Cause” was created by Michael Farley, a MCP board member and former Peace Corps volunteer who was stationed in Makindu, Kenya.
In Kenya, to take a proper walk is to walk many miles over many days. The Proper Walk occurs every other year with the last Walk completed this August in the Northern Frontier District of Kenya. The 2014 Proper Walk started August 7 and continued through 120 miles of rugged wilderness in the Laikipia Plateau of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.
In addition to raising money for MCP, the Walk is a platform to educate people about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its effect on the vulnerable children of Sub-Saharan Africa. The previous seven Proper Walks have covered over 1,100 miles in Northern Kenya and have raised over $600,000 for the children at the Makindu Children’s Centre.
Proper Walk 2016 was August 11-25! Ten Americans, ten Kenyans, and twenty three camels once again trekked 120-140 miles in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District – over a ten day period – to raise funds for the kids at Makindu Children’s Centre. The Walkers faced challenging terrain, and encountered wild animals and indigenous tribes on their Adventure for a Cause.