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Institute for Social Advancement: East Africa Seminar

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BENEFITING: INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT

ORGANIZER: Tesfaye

EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2017

Nicola Astley

THE STORY:

This November, Aikido Ethiopia and the Strozzi Institute are partnering with the African Union Peace Initiative & the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to host the first ever East African Seminar. This is a unique event as it brings together Aikido practitioners from across East Africa to not only train together, but to take Aikido “off the mat” and learn about conflict resolution from the Tribal Elders and senior International Leadership and Aikido experts. 


Most of us remember Ethiopia for it’s devastating famine in the 1980’s. Two thirds of the current population are under 25 years of age. This young and, at times, vulnerable population will be the new leaders of their country. Their geographic neighbors, who will have students at the seminar, are also no strangers to famine, war or political unrest. This seminar is an opportunity to help change that conversation for the youth of East Africa and look at ways to resolve conflict, build connection and mutual understanding across ethnicities, religions and countries.


Our goal is to raise at least $25K so that we can bring students to the seminar from Ethiopia, as well as Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea. In Africa, your contributions will go a long way, and every bit helps:

  • $50 -  Funds bus transportation for an Ethiopian seminar attendee
  • $150 - Funds meals & accommodation for an Ethiopian seminar attendee
  • $500 - Funds all seminar expenses for an Ethiopian Elder and his/her assistants
  • $1000 - Funds all seminar expenses, including air travel for an East African attendee outside of Ethiopia

For more information about the Seminar is available at the main fund raising page. Please help us to make this Seminar as culturally rich as it can be by supporting our fundraiser for African attendees!

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$925

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nicola Astley

    $400

  • Martin and Stacy

    $250

  • Lance Welsh

    $250

  • Manghanita Kempadoo

    $25

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62% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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The Team: $27,386 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Tesfaye Tekelu

Amount Raised

$16,898

 

68% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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Betsy Hall

Amount Raised

$2,050

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Katina Bishop

Amount Raised

$1,425

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Louis D Pollack

Amount Raised

$1,195

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Grayson James

Amount Raised

$1,158

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Nicola Astley

Amount Raised

$925

 

62% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Shawn Murphy

Amount Raised

$750

 

75% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Dorothy Thompson

Amount Raised

$660

Donor Comments

Manghanita Kempadoo

Manghanita Kempadoo

DONATION: $25

From an Aikido fan! 2 years ago

Lance Welsh

Lance Welsh

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Martin and Stacy

Martin and Stacy

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Nicola Astley

Nicola Astley

DONATION: $400

2 years ago