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Help Nakivale Acrobats Keep In Balance!

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May 31, 2017

Thank you everyone who supported our team of Acrobats. We're so excited!  Here's a photo of me (Patrick) and my teammate Junior looking at our  See more

BENEFITING: American Refugee Committee

EVENT: World Refugee Day 5k

EVENT DATE: Jun 20, 2017

THE STORY:

Hello, my name is Patrick Kanamaharage. I'm the leader of our group - the Nakivale Acrobats. We all live in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda, and our team practices in the yard of the Youth Center in the New Congo neighborhood. When we started there were just two of us, but now we are more than 15. We train kids who are as young as 4. We try to keep in shape. But we need some materials in order to keep improving and trying and learning new things. 


We need mats, a high wire (right now we use an ordinary rope), juggling materials and other props. We’d like to be training lots of young people. And we want to take our team to Europe. We saw some Europeans and Americans on a video and learned from watching them train. We need to get to their level. 


We need mats because it helps us to jump and fall and not get injured. We are practicing outside all the time. We can do a lot of tricks. On the highwire, we can put on trousers, put on a t-shirt, we can even juggle. We can do a pyramid. I like acrobatics because it joins with many people and makes me physically fit. When I’m with my team, it brings love together. Some of us came here from Congo, some from Burundi… We have many problems in life, but our sport brings us together, to be happy. And when we’re on a team we avoid no good things like cigarettes and beer – that’s why we are strong.


Our team is running in the 5k on World Refugee Day - we're hoping we can count you among our supporters!

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To This Fundraiser

$675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris Kindler

    $10

  • Jon Atwell

    $50

  • KJ Kindler

    $540

  • Rebecca Amidon

    $25

  • Mark Bayuk

    $25

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113% Raised of $600 Goal

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The Team: $675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

American Refugee Committee

Amount Raised

$575

 

96% Raised of $600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jon Atwell

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

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3 months ago

Mark Bayuk

Mark Bayuk

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Rebecca Amidon

Rebecca Amidon

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

KJ Kindler

KJ Kindler

DONATION: $540

So excited to support the physical arts around the world! 4 months ago

Jon Atwell

Jon Atwell

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Chris Kindler

Chris Kindler

DONATION: $10

4 months ago