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Nikibasika and Triadventure 2017

Thank you for pledging me for Nikibasika and the TriAdventure! 

All of the money raised supports the Nikibasika Development Program, which provides a home and long-term education for orphaned and vulnerable youth in Kasese, Uganda.  Nikibasika means “it is possible”, and our focus is to help these young adults become self-sustaining leaders in their communities.  Each participant is supported with formal education beyond secondary school, and more important, with leadership development, career guidance, global and human rights awareness. 

Of the 52 children and young people originally in the program, 14 have fully graduated and are working in different fields, including hairdressing, welding, IT consulting, accounting, business management, social work, electrician, community development and other small businesses.  

There are currently 19 students in university and diploma/vocational programs, studying many different programs, ranging from development studies and catering to applied chemistry.  One is studying multi-media and video production and another is in school to become a flight attendant.  Three of the girls are in programs that are very non-traditional for women -- plumbing and electrician -- and they are thriving and so proud to be doing this work.
One of the young men, Smith (pictured above) is doing stupendously well in a public health program, and will be an unbelievable community leader.  Here is a short video of him talking about what he is doing:

Each young person also participates in a team where they create and lead a community-development project that helps people in need in their local area. This year, the students have created and led projects to help street kids, the sick and the elderly in their community, paying school fees and other supports with their own pocket money. Their hope is to become adults who will be able to do for others what the Triadventure has done for them.

Here is a video from some of the graduating kids expressing their gratitude:
The remaining kids are in primary and secondary school and planning the paths for their futures.  
The thing we are proudest of is that they are thriving as a community.  All of them, from the youngest to oldest, are doing community work and volunteer work.  The group of kids at home is now sponsoring a little girl named Catherine who has a disability -- paying her school fees, etc.  All of them take their accountability for supporting the larger community and expressing their gratitude very seriously.  
Here is a video of them reflecting on what they learned in our week when we were with them in May.
Thank you for helping make a world of difference in the lives of these young people!
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Fundraiser Ended Dec. 31, 2017
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
Oct. 5, 2017, 10:41 a.m. Bjug Borgundvaag Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Keep on leading!
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:46 a.m. Dr. Moira Kapral Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Aug. 26, 2017, 6:42 a.m. Ms. Cynthia Parsons Nikibasika Development Program $50.00
I've loved reading your stories on Fit is a Feminist Issue, about the youth you work with. Very important work! Cindy
Aug. 25, 2017, 8:04 a.m. Jaime Phillips Nikibasika Development Program $20.00
Aug. 23, 2017, 5:45 p.m. Mrs. Loredana Anca Ardelean Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
From the bottom of my heart!
Aug. 23, 2017, 11:47 a.m. Mr. Lloyd Mogul Nikibasika Development Program $250.00
Aug. 22, 2017, 11:02 p.m. Ms. Samantha Brennan Nikibasika Development Program $200.00
Aug. 21, 2017, 3:29 p.m. dianne davis Nikibasika Development Program $50.00
Hi Cate. I hope the tri went well! Wow - you are on your way to $10,00. Amazing!
Aug. 21, 2017, 1:08 p.m. Maria Tassone Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Aug. 18, 2017, 4:21 p.m. Mr. & Mrs. Matt & Janice Johnston Nikibasika Development Program $244.00
Aug. 17, 2017, 9:13 p.m. Aviva Rubin Nikibasika Development Program $200.00
Aug. 17, 2017, 10:11 a.m. snedits, inc. Nikibasika Development Program $1,000.00
Aug. 16, 2017, 11:30 p.m. Anonymous Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Nikibasika has made such an amazing difference in so many lives. Good luck and have fun at the TriAdventure this weekend, Cate!! xoLiz
Aug. 16, 2017, 12:33 p.m. Ms. Leslie Hetherington Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
All the best for this year's Triadventure and for your ongoing work to transform wonderful kids into self-sufficient, socially conscious adults, who m
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:06 a.m. Anonymous Nikibasika Development Program $50.00
Aug. 15, 2017, 2:47 p.m. Tracey Atin Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
More power to you ??
Aug. 15, 2017, 9:19 a.m. Mr. Robert Skeat Nikibasika Development Program $500.00
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:31 p.m. Ms. Adrienne Chinn Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
So happy to donate to this wonderful group.
Aug. 14, 2017, 11:56 a.m. Linda Lowenthal Nikibasika Development Program $300.00
Thanks as always for your great work!
Aug. 14, 2017, 10:18 a.m. Ms. Voula Christofilos Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
amazing work
Aug. 14, 2017, 10:08 a.m. Amy Collins Nikibasika Development Program $50.00
Aug. 14, 2017, 9:55 a.m. Dr. Paula Burns Nikibasika Development Program $700.00
Keep up the great work Cate!
Aug. 11, 2017, 9:21 p.m. Anonymous Nikibasika Development Program $500.00
You're doing good work!!
Aug. 11, 2017, 12:35 p.m. Ms. Susan Fullerton Nikibasika Development Program $1,000.00
Aug. 11, 2017, 11:13 a.m. Susan Lieff Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
GREAT WORK
Aug. 10, 2017, 10:35 p.m. Ms. Cathy Craig Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Awesome work Kate, keep shining!
Aug. 10, 2017, 6:17 p.m. Mr. Dean Hayward Nikibasika Development Program $1,000.00
Sending my love to you and the rest of my Triadventure family!
Aug. 10, 2017, 10:49 a.m. Ms. Belinda Vilhena Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
You are all doing amazing work!
Aug. 7, 2017, 9:48 a.m. Mr. Dan Hill Nikibasika Development Program $750.00
Will always help as I am able! All the best to you and Danny and the kids!
Aug. 5, 2017, 7:28 p.m. Beth Oldford Nikibasika Development Program $50.00
Go Cate Go!!
Aug. 4, 2017, 10:28 p.m. Bonne Zabolotney Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Aug. 4, 2017, 3:52 p.m. Olivia Scobie Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
I am a little late with my donation - apologies!
Aug. 4, 2017, 11:36 a.m. Ms. Elizabeth Clarke Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Such an amazing, tangible project.
Aug. 4, 2017, 9:49 a.m. Ms. Catherine Womack Nikibasika Development Program $50.00
Aug. 3, 2017, 8:57 p.m. Dr. Rani Srivastava Nikibasika Development Program $151.00
Thanks for what you are doing and best wishes to reach (and surpass) the goal! Rani
Aug. 3, 2017, 5:58 p.m. Dr. Ernest Lam Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Aug. 3, 2017, 5:09 p.m. Ms. Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this and best of luck!
June 5, 2017, 9:49 p.m. Mr. Luis Aguila Nikibasika Development Program $150.00
May 16, 2017, 4:45 p.m. Pamela Meyer Nikibasika Development Program $250.00
Thank you for all you are doing!
May 11, 2017, 9:28 p.m. Alex Funlop Nikibasika Development Program $125.00
To full the gap!
May 11, 2017, 7:19 p.m. Bonne Zabolotney Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
Great work (as always) Cate! xo
May 11, 2017, 6:19 p.m. Stacy Swanson Nikibasika Development Program $20.00
With love!
May 11, 2017, 5:18 p.m. Ms. Anne Connon Nikibasika Development Program $35.00
Have a great trip, Cate! So proud of you for all that you do.
May 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m. Rachel Jaffe Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
May 11, 2017, 10:58 a.m. Anonymous Nikibasika Development Program $200.00
May 11, 2017, 10:58 a.m. Anonymous Nikibasika Development Program $200.00
May 10, 2017, 6:27 p.m. Ms. Loretta Colton Nikibasika Development Program $200.00
I continue to be so impressed by this amazing program, these amazing people, and all the incredible work that is being done - thank you!
May 8, 2017, 5:19 p.m. Ms. Stephanie Nickerson Nikibasika Development Program $100.00
May 8, 2017, 3:18 p.m. Marianne Horak Nikibasika Development Program $25.00
Great work Cate!
May 8, 2017, 2:37 p.m. Leslie Zborovski Nikibasika Development Program $150.00
Cate, you continue to amaze me with your leadership, skill and grace while leading this important project. Well done, and good luck!!