US$2,336.00raised of $2,500.00 goal goal
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Who am I? Are you a green dinosaur?
Hi, my name is Tsuyoshi Domoto but most people call me "Yoshi", I'm not a character from Mario, just an ordinary Japanese guy living a salaryman life in Tokyo, Japan. I recently came up with an idea to cycle from Tokyo to Sendai (a city in Japan's Tohoku Region) located approximately 344 kms away in order to raise funds for education for those who need it. I'll be posting on my IG (see 'Additional Info' below) and Facebook daily of my experience and also share information of my journey as well as information on the current state of education in Afghanistan and Somalia. 100% of your donation will go the respective organizations which I'll be fundraising for (see 'Which Organizations?' below). The funds raised will be split 50/50 between the two organizations and I'll attach a screenshot of the online payment or bank transfer to this campaign for evidence at the end to keep everyone updated and informed. Please read on...
Why? Education is a human right, people!
Education is my passion and I believe that access to a quality education is a human right that everyone deserves. We unfortunately still live in a world where access to an education - let alone one of decent quality - is still hard to come by for a majority of people, including children. This is due to many factors ranging from poverty, gender inequality, religious extremism, the list goes on...
I'm sure you've been hearing the heartbreaking news coming out of Afghanistan in recent days of the Taliban's takeover of most parts of Afghanistan including Kabul and the exodus of refugees that resulted from that event. At first I thought there wasn't much I could do from Japan. But then I thought that doing "something" was going to be better than doing "nothing". Through my cycling trip, I want to raise funds in order to financially support two organizations that are making an impact by increasing educational opportunities for girls and putting an end to terrorism.
- Malala Fund
- Purpose: Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead.
- Description: Malala Fund is an international, non-profit organization that advocates for girls' education. It was co-founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and her father, Ziauddin.
- Website: https://malala.org/
- Accept International
- Purpose: An organization that is working to end terrorism and resolve conflicts in this world.
- Description: Accept International works to de-radicalize and reintegrate not only individuals and areas that face high risks of radicalization, but also those who were already involved in acts of terrorism. By downsizing human resources of terrorist groups in the field level, we aim to resolve terrorism and unending conflicts.
- Website: https://accept-int.org/
I will be cycling from Tokyo to Sendai but will be taking the train back from Sendai to Tokyo because I start work on Sept 1st and need to be back home by then!
- Day 1: Tokyo to Tsukuba (75km)
- Day 2: Tsukuba to Hitachinaka (80km)
- Day 3: Hitachinaka to Iwaki (92km)
- Day 4: Iwaki to Minamisoma (81km)
- Day 5: Minamisoma to Sendai (80km)
- Day 6 AM: Sendai to Minamisanriku (by train)
- Day 6 PM: Sendai to Tokyo (by train)
For a minimum donation of $25, I would be happy to send you a postcard from Japan to any address in the world. This cost would be out of pocket to me so it wouldn't affect this campaign at all.
Please follow stories of my journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tydomo88/
Please follow daily progress reports on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tydomo88/
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Postcard from Japan :)
First donation to the Malala Fund has been made!Update posted by Tsuyoshi Domoto at 08:23 am
*Although the total raised was $2,336.00 Paypal fees had to be subtracted and thus what remained was $2,142.00 of which half ($1071.00) is going to the Malala Fund (see below). The other half will be transferred to my bank account and paid via credit card to Accept International (update coming