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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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[6 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Learn How to Generate Support & Raise Money For Your Cause

Can one ordinary person make a difference in the world and create a massive wave of positive change? Kristen Palana’s newest online course, How I Raised $100K For Charity With No Fundraising Experience answers with a resounding YES and is now live at Udemy.com.
This course was created to empower ordinary people to plan, create, and manage their first successful online fundraising campaign even for those who have no previous fundraising experience and no idea where to start. 10% of proceeds raised will benefit active projects at Palana’s online grassroots …

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[9 Jan 2015 | 9 Comments | ]
Complete: English Tutoring in The Dominican Republic: $3,000 Raised! THANK YOU.

Our goal was to raise $3000+
$3,000 Raised. THANK YOU!  Stay tuned for photos and updates.

Everyone donating at least $10 to this project was automatically entered into our 2014 Holiday Raffle.
In many countries knowing English can greatly change an individual’s future by opening up new job opportunities and furthering their education.  The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a 12 month program, proposed for implementation in both Santiago and Santo Domingo within the Dominican Republic.  Each student’s tuition and expenses costs approximately $200 USD.  It was our goal to …

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Yasini “Yacn” Is Now Enrolled In His Fourth Semester at the The University of Dar Es Salaam

Your donations totaling $1200 were successfully transferred to the university and Yacn will be able to begin classes on time. Thank you so much for making the dreams of this bright, young man achievable.

When Aura’s House Partner, Heather LaBonte, asked Yacn why he wanted to study law, he replied “‘To become a successful lawyer who can help poor Tanzanian woman and children who are a vulnerable group and isolated in our society. Most of the time they are denied their rights, for example the right to own property, inheritance, marital issues, right to work, and their liberty. I choose to study law because it’s easy to help people by knowing law especially vulnerable groups.”