March 29, 2013
2013 Women’s Human Rights Education Institute, Ontario, Canada
My name is Karambu Ringera from Meru, Kenya. Since I am the Founder and President of International Peace Initiatives which works to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS, violence, and poverty in the lives of women and children, I have been accepted for the Six-week Women’s Human Rights Education Institute workshop in Ontario, Canada from May 22 to June 28th, 2013. This is a great opportunity for me to hone my women’s human rights skills in the context of HIV/AIDS and violence against women in general but also in the context of general elections.
In Kenya, women are negatively affected by HIV/AIDS in many ways, in particular, when their husbands die and their property rights are violated by extended family members. Violence against women is also rampant, and many women do not know where to go for help. Rape of women and girls as young as 5 years is on the increase in my country and continent and something must be done about it. In Kenya, women who seek public office face many hurdles, in spite our new constitution that mandates 30% women representation at all levels of decision-making. This training will help sharpen my skills to work with women in Kenya to address these issues more effectively and efficiently.
The cost of the course is $12,000 broken down as follows:
- Tuition: $5,000
- Deposit for course: $1,000
- Airfare: $2,000
- Food: $1,550
- Accommodation: $1,600
- Travel within Ontario: $250 (airport transfer, etc)
- Incidentals: $600 (insurance, medical, stationery, etc)
- TOTAL: $12,000
Amount raised so far: I have raised $1,000 so far. I have received full tuition waiver of $5,000. Total amount raised: $6,000.
Amount fundraising for: I am thus looking for $6,000 to cover travel, food and accommodation.
I feel that this course will greatly enhance my skills to work with women in Kenya to address issues of their rights in the context of Kenya’s new constitution, HIV/AIDS, violence against women, among other areas of need. I thus am requesting financial support to enable me attend this important course. IF YOU HAVE FREQUENT FLYER MILES YOU CAN OFFER ME, THAT WILL GREATLY HELP WITH MY TICKET.
Please contact me via email: email@example.com for more information.
Thank you FOR SHARING IDEAS AND SUPPORTING THIS CAUSE!!!