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[5 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Complete: 4th Year of University Tuition Project for Yasini “Yacn” Biggo (26) of Tanzania. ($686 Raised!-THANK YOU!)

This project is now complete. THANK YOU! Anyone who still wishes to contribute can still donate here. All funds raised beyond our goal will go towards Yacn’s post-grad law education.
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Help Yacn pay his tuition for his 4th and LAST year of university. He aims to become a lawyer and advocate for the disadvantaged in Tanzania’s society and has come so far.

Aura’s House raised most of Yacn’s last year of tuition in April of 2015 (See project). However Yacn’s university still needs a few hundred dollars more to clear his …

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[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
A Crowdfunding Class Project! Lessons for Offline and Online Students

Info For Other Educators Who Might Want to Do the Same.

By Kristen Palana
-Aura’s House Founder and Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome
 
Hi there.
 

This April and May I’ll be leading 10 amazing American University of Rome students in my COM408 Media, Art, and Social Activism class to do a class crowdfunding project as part of our course work this semester. My AUR students have been using an online course I created in January, How to Successfully Raise Money Online For You and Your Cause as part …

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[11 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Rewards: Give a Little, Receive A Lot for Yacn’s Education

Yasini’s Emergency Project is Now complete. This was the letter and post we sent out the week of December 12th, the deadline for Yasini’s tuition:
Dear Family and Friends of Aura’s House,
Hello. I know you are busy. I know that you work hard, and money is often scarce. Before you click away, I will get to the point right away: We have until December 12, 2014 to ensure that a bright, enthusiastic young student studying law to better his community in Tanzania will NOT be forced to leave school.  We need …

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[30 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Students Are Enrolled From The Emergency Education Project – Nigeria

The Emergency Education Project of Nigeria aimed to raise tuition for four children to continue enrollment in the StayInSchooling Initiative. Due to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, schools were temporarily closed so the children have just been officially enrolled. Please, enjoy the pictures below of the four enrolled children. Their names are Akintewe, Onipede, Okonkwo, and Adediran. Please, enjoy the photos below of the four top scoring students that were able to go to school because donors like you care about their future.

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
2014 Holiday Raffle: Thanks to All Who Entered. Winners Have Been Chosen.

This raffle is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. We picked our winners on Jan. 31, 2015.
Find out who won

Dear Aura’s House Friends and Family,
Do you sometimes wish that the Holiday present you are giving would REALLY have an impact and not only make the recipient happy but also change their life forever? By entering our annual holiday raffle, you not only have a big chance at receiving an amazing prize, but just by entering you are helping a deserving young person receive an education that will enable …