Rwanda "Giving Back" Trip

$355 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 2 months
Ryan Shokoples  Calgary, AB
Sharing the Luck
Recently, I took a leap of faith and signed up to join in a journey to Rwanda in May with a local group out of the University of Calgary - Athletes in Action. They’ve been going to Rwanda for years helping to rebuild the community and to let them know they’re not alone.

While there, we will be volunteering in women's vocational schools teaching English and other skills, lending a hand in local hospitals, providing refugee camp relief, helping to construct new buildings, and helping in any way we can.

800,000 innocent people killed in the genocide of 1994. 825,000 orphans today (1 in 10 is an orphan child). Desperate poverty. No government or cavalry coming to the rescue.

Hmm… I’ve got so much, they’ve got so little. It's time to give my time to try and brighten their lives and share my luck however i can!

If I’ve learned anything living in Alberta, it’s that when someone’s in need, we reach for those who are down. I’m guessing if you’re here, you realize how lucky you are, wherever you live, and you too love that feeling you get when you share the luck.

My Ask of You 
As I haven’t won the lottery “yet”, I am humbly asking for any of you who can, to donate to this mission and help me help others. Through your help, I will be representing you and sharing your luck with people who’ve had more than their fair share of tough times. Letting them know that other people are thinking of them and lending them a hand up.

I will be collecting funds over the next 2 months leading to our departure at the beginning of May. Any amount you are able to donate will be gratefully appreciated!

Funds raised will go to: 1) Project support costs (most of the donations - split between various projects we will be supporting while there, listed above), 2) basic airfare, and 3) food from the locals.

Anything above and beyond will be put together with the other mission members and donated to a project of our choice!! We would love to leave a legacy behind and change the future for as many people as we can :)

"The day i became rich was the day i defined what rich was to me!" ... Giving back and helping others makes us rich beyond our wildest dreams!
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$355 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 2 months
Created January 12, 2017
Sherry George
1 month ago

May God spread His loving Hands of protection over you Ryan and everyone going with you. Thank you for doing what our Lord is guiding you to do. Bless you.

Sheryl Pierce
2 months ago

I'll pray for your safety and for the work you'll do while you're there. God Bless You!

Sherry Wilson
2 months ago

God Bless you Ryan. I will be praying for your safety and blessings in this wonderful endeavor. You're courageous. The Lord Bless and keep you. Sherry Wilson (Annsher)from your mom's group

Chad Armstrong
2 months ago

Great cause, I'll also spread the word for you.

Deb Baker
2 months ago
maxine finch
2 months ago

Thank you for stepping out and doing this! I have friends from Rwanda and there is such a need there. You will be an asset to this trip. ♥

Margaret Myers
2 months ago

Praying for your trip and for your safety! And for Moma Shoko!! God bless you Ryan!

Craig Stephens
2 months ago
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