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Diane Janzen
Amount Raised
$4,893.33
Fundraising Goal $4,500.00

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It's time for another adventure for me, and time to head out in the field of international development work.  In early January 2016 I will be heading to Calabar in Nigeria as a volunteer with Cuso International.  I will be helping with program development and fundraising for an organization called Girl's Power Initiative which works to address the challenges facing girls in Nigerian society and equip them with information, skills and opportunities.

Cuso volunteers work on long-term, sustainable solutions, and live in the heart of the community they serve, on a similar allowance and in comparable accommodation to their local co-workers.  Volunteers come from many professional and personal backgrounds, from many ages, and from across Canada and the United States as well as from a number of developing countries in which we work. In spite of the obstacles facing them, people in every corner of the developing world are building better futures for their communities. Cuso volunteers work side-by-side with these committed citizens to make this positive change happen. They are matched to placements that meet the direct requests of our overseas partners. Lasting change requires not just a financial investment, but also a human investment. That’s why Cuso International shares skills, and improves lives.

My year long placement is already covered by the fundraising efforts of previous Cuso volunteers, and as a new volunteer I was asked to 'pass it forward' by raising a minimum of $2,000.  I'd appreciate your support in helping me reach this fundraising goal.  Every $1 donated is matched by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development by $9. That means that every $1 has the power of $10!  Each donor who lives in Canada or the US will also get tax receipt for donations of $10 or more.  Everyone who donates in 2015 as a part of my fundrasing campaign has a chance to win a copy of Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - I will pull 5 names out of a hat and send you a copy.

Thanks for your support and interest - I plan on setting up a blog to share glimpses of my experiences, so pleace check back here for the link.

Peace,

Diane Janzen

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A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 9, 2016 7:14 AM
Samira Assaf left a message
Jan 3, 2016 12:41 PM
All the best to you Diane! I look forward to hearing about your adventure!
Samira Assaf donated $100.00
Jan 3, 2016 12:40 PM
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Dec 28, 2015 12:09 PM
Linda Wiebe left a message
Dec 28, 2015 12:06 PM
Exciting to hear about this new experience for you in international development work. All the best --- hope it leads to more long term work for you!
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Dec 17, 2015 12:02 AM
This sounds like really important work, DIane, and I can see you being a wonderful influence. I hope everything goes that way, although there will no doubt be surprises. Very best wishes for the trip.
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Vicki and Fuad left a message
Nov 22, 2015 7:30 PM
Diane, we wish you the very best in your new endeavour. We will miss you here in Calgary, but we know that you will be doing good somewhere else so it's OK!
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Jalal Kawash left a message
Nov 11, 2015 3:18 PM
Good luck with this new endeavor. I am sure you will do as great as you always do!
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Jenn left a message
Nov 6, 2015 12:45 AM
All the best Aunt Diane! Looking forward to hearing about all you are doing!
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