So, this is a first for me.
Starting a fundraiser, but more so: asking for help.
For those who don't know me or my story:
I'm Hedwych Veeman, I study multimedia marketing and am a certified Babywearing Consultant. (Trageschule Hamburg & l'école à porter)
A few years ago I started a Facebook page and Youtube channel to share my love for babywearing and to help other babywearers with video tutorials. ( It's called 'Wrap you in love)
I have 3 kids (Celine 5, Alice 3 and Emile will turn 1 in July) and love to (over)share pictures and videos of them to connect with other parents.
I would love to deepen my knowledge and take babywearing courses at different babywearing schools all over the world. If I get the chance I would also like to visit other babywearing events with workshops / lectures about bonding and babywearing.
Currently I'm living on a student finance, which mainly is a loan (and has to be paid off after I finish my study). I can't afford or justify to spend a lot of money on my mostly unpaid hobby.
That's why I'm starting this fundraiser!
Visiting courses will be expensive. Organizing childcare, traveling expenses for me & my youngest, the costs of staying somewhere + the fee of the course.... It would be too much for my current budget. I'm hoping we could make this work together!
With the gathered knowledge I'm hoping to improve my work and give back by making better tutorials and writing interesting blog posts. I will keep everyone updated about my whereabouts and how we're doing (on Instagram and Facebook). My goal is to keep my videos available for all, for free.
When I'm visiting somewhere I would be happy to attend a babywearing meet for a meet & greet, selfies, chatting, eating or other fun things!
Prices for a course range between 450euro and 850aud. This is excluding traveling expenses (oversea flight, hotel costs and other expenses like ESTA application).
As the courses usually are 3 or 4 days you can imagine how much it will cost all together.
Depending on the amount raised I already have some events / courses in mind I would love to be part of:
International Babywearing Conference (Atlanta)
CBWS foundations course NY
And there are many others out there: Trageschule Dresden (foundations & progressions course), Canadian babywearing school, Babywearing school australia, Slingababy.co.uk, Clauwi ...
As I don't have any lectures from the second week of August until the end of this year I'd like to plan most of my courses for this period, but I'm looking to continue education in 2017 too.
Every single euro will help and will be gratefully appreciated. If you can't contribute financially you could help me by sharing this campain