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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: 173

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

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To This Fundraiser

$10,225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Richard Strozzi-Heckler

    $2,000

  • Institute for Social Advancement

    $3,000

  • Betsy Hall and Gene Wright

    $2,000

  • 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

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41% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,225 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Tesfaye Tekelu

Amount Raised

$9,875

 

40% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Katina Bishop

Amount Raised

$350

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Abe Kleinfeld

Amount Raised

$0

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Betsy Hall

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Don Levine 17 hours ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 days ago

Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

DONATION: $100

4 days ago

Alisha Taylor

Alisha Taylor

DONATION: $15

5 days ago

Katina Bishop

Katina Bishop

DONATION: $500

5 days ago

Erik Bishop

Erik Bishop

DONATION: $25

5 days ago

Beverly Vifian

Beverly Vifian

DONATION: $100

5 days ago

Barbara Bishop

Barbara Bishop

DONATION: $100

5 days ago

Judith Martin

Judith Martin

DONATION: $100

Celebrating the Art of Peace 3 weeks ago

Mark Vestrich

Mark Vestrich

DONATION: $200

3 weeks ago