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American Refugee Committee's Fundraiser:

Build Nakivale's Only Dance Studio

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BENEFITING: American Refugee Committee

EVENT: World Refugee Day 5k

EVENT DATE: Jun 20, 2017

THE STORY:

Hello. My name is Lillian. I am the leader of the traditional Burundian dancers in Nakivale settlement. In Burundi, dancing and drumming go together – so we dance as the drummers play. There are many girls in our group who are learning traditional dance. We practice Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 

But actually that’s not all we do. We’re a community and we really try to teach our girls how to behave. We’ve brought girls back from prostitution and given them something positive they can be a part of with people who support them. 

I have an idea to create a dance studio so that we can dance even when it rains and our dancers will be protected from some injuries. Right now we practice down in the valley, and we’ve had some dancers injured because of thorny brush and uneven ground.  

I’m running in the World Refugee Day 5k to build the first dance studio in Nakivale settlement – I hope you’ll join me and support me.

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To This Fundraiser

$610

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael Hay

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • william Dennis

    $50

  • Nicole Parker

    $100

  • Ashley Kwiatkowski

     

  • Carmen Barker Lemay

    $30

  • SweatShop Health Club, Mn, USA

    $100

  • Palmieri family

    $100

  • Alexis Captanian

    $25

  • Tracy Jo

    $25

  • nergis petersen

    $50

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102% Raised of $600 Goal

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The Team: $610 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

American Refugee Committee

Amount Raised

$560

 

93% Raised of $600 Goal

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nergis petersen

Amount Raised

$50

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Alexis Captanian

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

To honor my parents, Don and Marion 3 months ago

nergis petersen

nergis petersen

DONATION: $50

Dance is life! 3 months ago

Tracy Jo

Tracy Jo

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Ida 3 months ago

Alexis Captanian

Alexis Captanian

DONATION: $25

We are united in the joy of dance! 3 months ago

Palmieri family

Palmieri family

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

SweatShop Health Club, Mn, USA

SweatShop Health Club, Mn, USA

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Carmen Barker Lemay

Carmen Barker Lemay

DONATION: $30

In Memory of Brenda Buckley 3 months ago

Ashley Kwiatkowski

Ashley Kwiatkowski

Let the world dance! 3 months ago

Nicole Parker

Nicole Parker

DONATION: $100

from an American dancer to the Burundian dancers - never stop dancing! 3 months ago

william Dennis

william Dennis

DONATION: $50

3 months ago