Combat Sports

Get Ornella to Women World Boxing Championship in Russia

by Joseph Nkamicaniye

We are raising funds for Ornella the only Burundian female boxer to participate in the Women's world boxing championships

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My name is NKAMICANIYE Joseph. I am a physical and boxing coach and the execute member of Burundi boxing federation. Before I became a coach, I have been an active  boxer for 10 years from 2000 to 2010 where I got an opportunity to participate in different boxing tournaments at the continental level. From 2010 I decided to join the coaching career after participating in several coaching trainings.

In 2013 , I met  the Young lady Ornella  HAVYARIMANA who revealed me a strong desire to practice boxing sport. It has been a very long and painful  journey for her  to get where she is today. As a woman, she met serious obstacles : She had first to overcome her parents oppression since she practiced the combat sport against their wish; she was forced to leave her parents' house as she refused to stop boxing and went to live with her grandmother for two years; she had to overcome her surroundings prejudices that she will not get a husband as she will look like a man. The most terrible moments she will not forget is when she was obliged to abondon school for two years as her father refused to pay her school fees. Above all, she had to break the societal norms and customs that a woman should not practice combat sports which are considered as men sports.  However, ''after the terrible storm, the sun rises".

Ornella Havyarimana is a 22 year old female boxer from Burundi, East Africa and she is the only woman in Burundi who competes in the boxing ring. Ornella wants to be a role model for young women. She is talented and ambitious. She trains every day to compete in regional competitions and is currently training to qualify for the Olympics.

 

 

 

In 2014 , Ornella got her first opportunity to participate in the women's world boxing championship in Jeju South korea, but she did not perform well as she went alone without her coach at the age of 16. After five years of hard training without any participation in big tournaments, she got another opportunity to take part in East African games where she was able to get gold medal in 2018. The same year, she participated in AIBA women's world boxing championship in New Delhi thanks to the support of different individuals. In May 2019, she participated in African boxing championship in Libreville and she got a bronze medal in 51kg, and the same year in July she participated in Thailand international tournament.
She recently  qualified to participate in AIBA Women's World boxing Championships in Russia ( Ulan - Ude) from 3 to 13th October 2019 to fight for the world titles and she is now training harder to make it. But there are no financial means available as Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. That is why she is reaching out for support.

Goals

The costs to get her and her coach Joseph Nkamicaniye are about 6000 Euros:

  • Plane tickets (2x 1600 Euros)
  • Visa fee and travel insurance (2x 200 Euros) 
  • Twelve days accommodation  (2x 1200 Euros )

We have set the target for this crowdfunding project at 2000 euros because the platform operates on the all-or-nothing principle: if the amount is not reached, the contributors will be reimbursed and Ornella will not receive anything. We therefore prefer to target a lower amount to ensure that part of the expenses are covered.

The collected funds will be transferred to her coach NKAMICANIYE Joseph the organiser of this fund raising.

Support Ornella to get there through your contribution. Give inspiration to the young generation of women in Burundi by investing in her and let her shine.

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For 10 € and more 3 supporters

A thank you e-mail and a thank you message on social media
A thank you e-mail will be sent by Ornella and a thank you message with your name will be posted on social media

Date and method of delivery
October 2019 / Ships to unrestricted destination
Amount of your support
For 20 € and more 4 supporters

A postal card from Russia
A postal card directly from Russia will be sent to your home adress

Date and method of delivery
November 2019 / Ships to unrestricted destination
Amount of your support
For 30 € and more

A postal card + pictures of Ornella in competition
A postal card from Russia will be sent to your home adress with pictures of Ornella boxing during the World Championships

Date and method of delivery
November 2019 / Hand delivery
Amount of your support
For 50 € and more 1 supporter

The fan package
You will benefitiated of all the reward listed before : a thank you email, a thank you post on social media, a postal card from Russia and pictures from Ornella in competition in Russia

Date and method of delivery
November 2019 / Ships to unrestricted destination
Amount of your support
For 75 € and more 1 supporter

A thank you video by Ornella
It is a short video where Ornella will thank her supporters

Date and method of delivery
November 2019 / Ships to unrestricted destination
Amount of your support
For 100 € and more 1 supporter

Share a training with me
For people in Burundi, you will have the opportuniy to share an intense training with Ornella

Date and method of delivery
January 2020 / Hand delivery
Amount of your support
For 300 € and more

Advertising space on my training shirts
The name of your company or association will be printed on the shirts that Ornella will wear during training

Date and method of delivery
November 2019 / Hand delivery
Amount of your support
For 500 € and more

Advertising space on my competition clothes
The name of your company or your association will be printed on the competition short or the entry vest of Ornella

Date and method of delivery
December 2019 / Hand delivery
Amount of your support
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