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Tesfaye Tekelu's Fundraiser:

2017 East African Seminar

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BENEFITING: INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT

EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 118

Tesfaye Tekelu

THE STORY:

The 2017 East African Seminar, a collaboration between Aikido Ethiopia and the African Union Peace Initiative, will represent the first of its kind. It will take place from November 16 - 19, 2017. Young Africans from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Djibouti will have the unique opportunity to learn from world renowned international experts in Aikido, embodied leadership, somatic education, and conflict resolution. The workshop will also bring respected East African elders to share their wisdom and ancient traditions in resolving conflict. This provides a unique stage that places African tools and approaches to leadership and conflict resolution on par with Western and Asian practices and perspectives.   

African young adults, as well as their non-African peers, will be part of this rich cultural exchange between ancient traditions of African nations, and global perspectives of non-African teachers.    

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed in the 1930’s by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, community building and self-transformation as a combatant in war. This transformation fueled his dedication to building a martial art that is focused on peace. Aikido is an art of peace, whose aim and philosophy is to diffuse internal and interpersonal aggression through nonviolent techniques. Aikido is currently practiced by more than one million people around the world, furthering the founder’s vision of Aikido as “a way to reconcile the world.”   

The 2017 East African Seminar will serve as an unprecedented cultural exchange and collaboration for peace. It will be organized by Aikido Ethiopia and Strozzi Institute in collaboration with the African Union Peace Summit.  We are also working towards the completion of the Aikido Ethiopia Dojo in Hawassa. 

Our commitment is to raise $25,000 in order to support the attendance and participation of 100% of the African attendees. Please make a donation and/or join our team as a fundraiser and help bring the seminar to life!

Thank you for your support.

East African Seminar Team:
Richard Strozzi-Hecker, Lou Pollack, Tesfaye Tekelu, Katina Bishop

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$14,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Richard Strozzi-Heckler

    $2,000

  • Institute for Social Advancement

    $3,000

  • Ola and Tim

    $1,000

  • David Ellard

    $100

  • Daniel Rozenbaum

    $100

  • AikiWeb.com

    $50

  • Ed Pytel

    $100

  • Abe & Yvonne Kleinfeld

    $200

  • Cape Town Aikido

    $50

  • Daniel Pollack

    $100

  • Tim Schmelter

    $25

  • Sara Gerhart Snell

    $250

  • Mark Vestrich

    $200

  • Judith Martin

    $100

  • Barbara Bishop

    $100

  • Beverly Vifian

    $100

  • Erik Bishop

    $25

  • Katina Bishop

    $500

  • Alisha Taylor

    $15

  • Paul Bishop

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Yuri Haasz

    $100

  • Audrey Spach

    $100

  • Danila Jebejian Terpanjian

    $100

  • Merle McKinley

    $100

  • Grayson and Kathy James

    $300

  • Blake and Michele Biederman

    $100

  • Chris and Ruth Davis

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Merle McKinley

    $150

  • Brooke Beazley and Philip Hallstein

    $50

  • Gregory and Nancy Bardsley

    $50

  • Betsy Hall and Gene Wright

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shawn Murphy

    $250

  • Allterra Solar

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sanjiv Garg

    $50

  • Omar Andres Carmona Cortes

    $25

  • Kathy Klausner

    $500

  • Shawn Murphy

    $25

  • Chris Kane

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jim Stabile

    $100

  • Richard & Sally Leider

    $500

  • Sky Yudron

    $50

  • jim clark

    $100

  • Robert Schriver

    $100

  • Lise

    $50

  • Robin & Nicole La Baw

    $500

  • Mary Killian

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • E.Lee

    $25

  • Stacy McCarthy

    $100

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58% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $14,550 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Tesfaye Tekelu

Amount Raised

$11,200

 

45% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Betsy Hall

Amount Raised

$2,050

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Shawn Murphy

Amount Raised

$650

 

65% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Katina Bishop

Amount Raised

$575

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Aikido of Santa Cruz

Amount Raised

$75

 

3% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Scott Engler

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Gene Wright

Amount Raised

$0

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Craig O'Connor

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Stacy McCarthy

Stacy McCarthy

DONATION: $100

Tesfaye, RJ has shared with me your great inspiring work here. Thank you for letting us support it. Wishing you all the best in your work! Peace be with you 4 days ago

E.Lee

E.Lee

DONATION: $25

6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

6 days ago

Mary Killian

Mary Killian

DONATION: $100

Fantastic work, wonderful aikido being shown here. this project brings me joy and hope. Yay for aikido, and for your leadership! Many deep thanks also to Richard Strozzi Heckler sensei. 6 days ago

Robin & Nicole La Baw

Robin & Nicole La Baw

DONATION: $500

Beautiful Work! 1 week ago

Lise

Lise

DONATION: $50

For home 1 week ago

Robert Schriver

Robert Schriver

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

jim clark

jim clark

DONATION: $100

centering on world peace 1 week ago

Sky Yudron

Sky Yudron

DONATION: $50

Proud of these peacemakers 1 week ago

Richard & Sally Leider

Richard & Sally Leider

DONATION: $500

Asante sana & hongera to mimi rafiki, Stroz! 1 week ago