Weʼve raised £470 to Get to Uganda Freestyle Kayak Team to Argentina to compete at the World Freestyle Kayak Championships
- Jinja Municipality, Eastern Region, Uganda
- Funded on Friday, 8th September 2017
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Yusuf, Sadat, David and Amina come from a town called Jinja, which lies on the banks of Lake Victoria and the mighty White Nile, in Uganda. They kayak on class 5 rapids on a daily basis, working for kayaking and rafting companies in the area.
They are also our 2017 Uganda Freestyle Kayak team!
This is a team who have been born into a country in which for a large population of people, the daily wage can be less than £1.50 a day. A team who, through their own passion, determination and drive have not only developed successful jobs and careers, but who are also world class kayakers.
Every two years, the International Canoe Federation holds a Freestyle Kayaking World Championships, in which athletes compete from around the globe. In November 2017 the Freestyle Kayak World Championships will be held in San Juan, Argentina. We want to give team Uganda the opportunity to attend.
The effect of the development of kayaking in Uganda can be far reaching. By developing skills we can share skills, enable others to excel and in turn create more opportunities for jobs within the paddlesport sector in Jinja. Promoting Uganda as a country also helps to increase tourism, which is a major income generator for the country, leading to better opportunities for its citizens
We need to raise £2700 per competitor to cover flights, competition fees and accommodation. In 2015, you, the great crowdfunding community, helped us to achieve our goal and send the team to Canada. Because of this fantastic achievement, we have every optimism that we will be able to send the team to compete in Argentina!
We will use every penny we raise to put towards our goal of getting Team Uganda to Argentina. A small donation of £10 will be enough to accommodate one athlete for a night during the world championships, £200 will pay for an athletes visa.
Without your help the chances of Team Uganda making it to Argentina are slim, please help us to make it happen!
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Hannah de Silva
Jinja Municipality, Eastern Region, Uganda
I am currently living in Uganda and working in Bujagali near Jinja, the village where most of our team are from. Its truly inspirational to see these guys in action on the river, and to appreciate what they have achieved despite often challenging circumstances.