This campaign is to raise funds for my son to attend the World Karate Federation Youth Cup in Croatia. Jesse is 18 year's old and is in the final year of high school. He has been selected by Karate South Africa as part of the South African all-styles Protea karate team to attend the prestigious tournament in Croatia. Unfortunately, there is no funding for national level athletes to attend these international tournaments, in order to improve their international rankings. As his father, I just do not have the means to get him there, which is why I am trying to assist him by raising funds for him. Jesse is 18 years old and will compete in the under 21 division of the tournament. Jess has worked so hard to become the number one ranked kata athlete in his division in all-styles karate in South Africa, and is gutted that he will not be able to attend. He has represented his country 5 times overseas and has always been very competitive in his age group. He trains up to 2 hours a day to maintain his national standard and is the hardest working karate-ka I know. As a person, he is humble and polite, and a better son we cannot ask for. He is in the final year of school and is working so hard to achieve his dream of studying medicine next year at university, and once he starts that, I'm not sure how much time this will leave for his karate training. I would like to try to give him this opportunity, as it might be one of the last for a good while. Any assistance, no matter how small, would be really appreciated. The sum needed is ZAR27000 (including the admin costs of this site).