Dean Landy, partner in Melbourne architecture firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) and Founder and Director of the One Heart Foundation, has developed Run from Poverty; a fundraising event to help build new homes and sustain villages in Kenya.
Registrations are now open for companies and individuals interested in taking part in Run from Poverty, which will be held in Kenya from July 19-28 in 2015. Landy aims to raise money with 100% of funds to be used to construct classrooms, children’s homes and farming initiatives.
Spread over 10-days participants will immerse themselves in a mixture of leadership training, personal and community development opportunities. Participants will work with Kenyan locals, attend leadership training sessions, run as a guest of honour in the scheduled cross-country event and concluding the experience with an African Safari.
Mr Landy, who has spent 13 years as a registered architect, believes it is his responsibility to help ensure the places he designs can truly build vibrant communities. Mr Landy says Run from Poverty is inspired by his extensive volunteer and community work which stems from a belief that with some sacrifice, endless positive change can be created.
“For me there are few things in life as satisfying as sitting with an orphaned child, abandoned to the streets of Africa, knowing that I can do something to transform their world… then doing it. It puts our lives into perspective”.
More information about Run for Poverty can be found here www.runfrompoverty.org, as well as the full article with Dean Landy found here http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/comment/run-from-poverty-take-to-the-track-with-architect