Hello I am Chipi Ray Kalonde, and I started this page to raise funds for my
cultural/educational trip to Norway to be held on February 6-17th, 2019.
I was recently accepted to attend this event called ISFiT19 in
Trondheim, Norway that aims to discuss topics relevant to the global
migration crisis. Migration has been such a very explosive topic in recent years and I believe it is very important to discuss this. ISFiT which is the International Student Festival in Trondheim, Norway is the
world’s largest international student festival. 500 students from all
over the world attend the festival. The themes have changed over the
years, but have always been related to social and political topics with
international relevance. The theme for 2019 is 'Migration: The Global
Puzzle', which will be addressed in various ways during the festival.
World figures often attend ISFiT and past speakers include His Holiness
the Dalai Lama, former Director-General of WHO Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Dr José Ramos-Horta and Professor
Wangari Maathai. Using modern technology, both former US president Bill
Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr Desmond Tutu have relayed
their thoughts about the global significance of ISFiT to plenum
ceremonies at the festival.
As students are the leaders of today, I believe that their voices
should be heard and international networks established. Thus the purpose
of ISFiT is to be a meeting place for discussion and debate, an arena
where ideas are born, friendships are made, and valuable lessons are
learned. The festival aims at fostering inspiration and being a starting
point for international cooperation amongst students. ISFiT is a
In order to organize ISFiT, more than 400 students in Trondheim work
voluntarily, making sure every detail goes as planned. ISFiT has been
arranged in Trondheim, Norway every second year since 1990.
At this point I am raising funds for a round-trip ticket to Trondheim, Norway which basically costs around $500 and I need to raise that by the end of December. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!