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Coach Wants To Help Her Basketball Players

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BENEFITING: American Refugee Committee

EVENT: World Refugee Day 5k

EVENT DATE: Jun 20, 2017

THE STORY:

Hello! I am Joan Akasingura. I’m a teacher at Kashojwa Primary School at Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda, and I’m also the basketball coach.  

My idea – and I hope you will support me and my other teachers – is to improve Kashojwa’s Basketball equipment. It has been pulled down, but we need it to be lifted up again. 

On the days when we have basketball practice (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and play during the school day, many students come to school. Nobody dodges class - they love it. We find it motivates the students, stops school dropouts, helps them manage stress and improves the relationship between student and teacher. 

But we need some more equipment so that the children feel better when they play. Right now, we use netballs to play. But netballs are really too light and don’t bounce like a basketball would. So we’d like to get some real basketballs. We also need replacement nets, jerseys and playing attire for the students and some trophies so we can hold a school competition.  

I’ll be at the World Refugee Day 5k running for basketball at Kashojwa PS!  


My teammates are teachers:

- Tayebwa Innocent

- Sunamure Anthony

- Okot Moses

- Kobuhwezi Joyce

- Katwiremu Alex

- Ninsiima Juart

- Katanywa George

- Twizuye Elodie

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$600

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sandy B

    $25

  • John T

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • SweatShop Health Club, Mn, USA

    $100

  • Clif Bar

    $100

  • Julianna Belelieu

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Little Blind Spot

    $140

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100% Raised of $600 Goal

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The Team: $600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

American Refugee Committee

Amount Raised

$425

 

71% Raised of $600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bernie Laur

Amount Raised

$175

Donor Comments

Little Blind Spot

Little Blind Spot

DONATION: $140

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Julianna Belelieu

Julianna Belelieu

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Clif Bar

Clif Bar

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

SweatShop Health Club, Mn, USA

SweatShop Health Club, Mn, USA

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

John T

John T

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Sandy B

Sandy B

DONATION: $25

In tribute to the 1995-2012 UW-Milwaukee Women's Basketball student-athletes!! 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 months ago