Tis the season of giving and we were moved to share this fundraising mission in the event that you might feel moved to contribute. We received an email yesterday from a woman named Thandiwe Ogbonna. In it she explained how she is raising money to participate in Africa Yoga Project’s Seva Sefari yoga teacher training in Kenya this coming April. The trip would be two-fold as it would also enable Thandie to visit her Nigerian family whom she hasn’t seen in six years.
The amount of money she needs isn’t a whole lot in the grand scheme of things (and online crowdfundraisers): $3,000. This will cover the cost of the $1500 training fee and travel expenses. In addition to this money, Thandie will then need to raise another $4,000 in donations as required by the Seva program through AYP to help fund their service missions in Kenya. We know how hard it can be to raise money for something you feel so strongly about in your heart, not to mention, in Thandiwe’s case, to visit her father and three younger siblings she hasn’t seen in years.
We invite you to please read the letter Thandie has written, watch her video below and consider making a contribution to help make her wish come true.
My name is Thandiwe Ogbonna. I have been practicing yoga for a few years and it has changed my life dramatically. Now, I am faced with an opportunity to become a certified yoga teacher through Africa Yoga Project.
Africa Yoga Project is a charity that provides teacher training and classes for Kenyans who wish to learn more about yoga. As it has been life-changing for me, it is the same for these students. They are provided with a source of income, a tool for community building, and the mindset to create a whole new way of life. This is invaluable.
In April I hope to be a part of Africa Yoga Project’s next teacher training, held in Kenya. This will also allow me the opportunity to see my father and three younger siblings, currently living in Nigeria, for the first time in six years. This is something I need to do.
I also need your help. I am not currently able to finance this trip on my own. I am calling on the support of my yoga community. If you can share my story or donate, I am forever grateful.
Follow this link to learn more: https://rally.org/ayp-sevasefari-thandi.
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