Volunteer trip to Tanzania

$2,345 of $2,600 goal

Raised by 33 people in 50 months
Valeriya Velichko  HOUSTON, TX

Dear Friends,

 

As some of you may already know, on the 27th of November 2012 I will begin my journey to Tanzania, where I will volunteer at the International Volunteer Headquarters (IVHQ). It is an organization that provides safe, quality and affordable volunteering programs abroad in developing countries all over the world focusing on a variety of jobs such as teaching, medical work, HIV/Aids awareness, women empowerment, sports education, etc. Here is the link to its website: http://www.volunteerhq.org/.

 

During the month of December I will stay in Arusha, a city in northern Tanzania, where I will be teaching math and science to orphans and children from less fortunate families and provide individual attention and assistance when necessary. This is an extraordinary opportunity to share my personal resources, my enthusiasm for caring for those who are need, and my passion for the direct positive impact in this community through daily activities, initiatives, and education-based projects.

 

Serving children in need is an exciting challenge that I am eager to undertake but I need your help to make it a success. I am kindly asking you to join me on this trip by making any contribution towards raising funds for this cause. I have already funded the airfare ($1900), the registration fee ($250) and vaccinations and insurance ($200). However, there are other expenses that still need to be covered:

 

- program fee ($560) for my in-country orientation, accommodation and meals for 4 weeks

- work permit ($500)

supplies for the orphanage ($1500)

 

There is no minimum or maximum amount - any donations will help and will be greatly appreciated. In recognition of your generosity and support, I will keep an on-line journal where I plan to record each day's progress and share with you our small and big achievements.

 

The inspirational quote from the UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall says: "You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference." I assure you that together we will make a difference by sharing knowledge and love with children in need. Together, we will make this world a better place to live.

 

Thank you!

Valeriya.

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Update 5
46 months ago

Dear Friends! Thank you so much for your contributions! Even though it does not reflect here, with some donations given to me in cash i've reached my fundraizing goal!!! And it was possible only with the help from each one of you! If you still want to contribute, please feel free to do so. I just started my trip, boarding now :)! Lets stay in touch, read my journal and follow on facebook.
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Update 4
46 months ago

less than 20% to go to reach my fundraizing goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you so much!!! Thank you for your contributions, thank you for paintings, drawings and stories of your kids!!! It is amaizing!! You all are helping me to immerse into a different, boundless, colorful, full of dreams and opportunities world.
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Update 3
47 months ago

30% to go to reaching the goal!!!!!! I eternally greatful to all of you for your contibutions, warm and kind words and your support!!!!!! In a week I am leaving Houston and in 13 days I am on my to Tanzania! I sincerely thank all of you for helping me so that I can help others, who in turn, I am sure, will help me.
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Update 2
47 months ago

49% to reaching my fundraizing goal! Thank you to all of you for your friendly support, kind thoughts, warm comments and generous contributions! I still can't fully realize that this is actually happening to me.
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Valeriya Velichko
48 months ago

Thank you to all of you for your support and help in preparation for this trip and especially to the Schlumberger SEED team for provided materials and help in developing simple educaitonal programms for children! I am reading fables from Connected Wisdom book and making progress in learning Swahili language. Now working on my insurance and vaccinations.

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$2,345 of $2,600 goal

Raised by 33 people in 50 months
Created August 19, 2012
Valeriya Velichko  
EB
$50
Ekaterina Bedina
46 months ago
$100
Anonymous
46 months ago
IL
$50
Israel Losada
46 months ago
EL
$50
Elena Lebedeva
46 months ago

Good Luck! :)

CA
$200
Carlton Anderson
46 months ago
PB
$50
Pascal Bayle
47 months ago
FM
$50
frederic massa
47 months ago

I am proud of you frederic

$50
Anonymous
47 months ago
SS
$200
Serko Sarian
47 months ago

Noble effort!

$20
Eva Calle
47 months ago

Just remember that everyone that crosses our path, leves us a mark on our lives forever. You will be forever touched by the people you meet there. Take care and be safe.

Valeriya Velichko
48 months ago

Thank you to all of you for your support and help in preparation for this trip and especially to the Schlumberger SEED team for provided materials and help in developing simple educaitonal programms for children! I am reading fables from Connected Wisdom book and making progress in learning Swahili language. Now working on my insurance and vaccinations.

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