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Trip Start Jul 01, 2010
Trip End Jul 16, 2010

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

I got invited to a program called People to People with a letter.   We went to the meeting and found out  that the program was going to take me across the world b/c they said "you cant get everything from a book" the program is about teaching young kids other people's culture.  My trip is going to  Australia and we are going to learn all about it!!!  Click the link to learn more about People to People.
We went to a meeting and they told me I had to have three recommendation's with me to take to the interview.  The three people were Ms. Potral, my P.E teacher, my soccer coach, Arturo Mendoza and Ms.Caldwell, my second grade teacher. They had to seal the envelopes that had the letters and I took those letters  to the interview. When I was at the interview they asked me lots and lots of questions.  Five days after the interview I got a call that said I was accepted.
Now that I am accepted, I have to raise $7,000 by next June.   I have many ideas for fund raising.
    1. This blog is for my sponsors.  If you sponsor me on a monthly basis or a flat fee you will be added to my list and receive notifications when I have updated this blog.  I will be updating my progress, informing you of all the meetings, and all other work I'll be doing.  As a sponsor you will be able to leave me comments and be the first to know about upcoming events.
    2. Selling my homemade soap for holiday or any occasion, or as presents.  Soon they will be available through the blog.  As a sponsor you can get 5% off the original price.
    3. I will be pre selling pictures of my trip for $5 per picture.  You can go thru all the pictures I will have taken and get one you like.  Or you can tell me before my trip if there is a particular site, or location you would like to have a picture of.  If I go there, I will take one for you.  As a sponsor you get one picture free.
    4.We are planning to have a Crocodile Dundee film weekend at the Alamo Draft house in Austin.
As a sponsor you will be able to reserve tickets.
    5. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors and if you have any ideas please send them to  me.

Please if you're interested in sponsoring me, sign up for updates and send me an email, I will send you back an address to forward your donations.  My dad is trying to get it set up to accept it thru pay pal on this blog.

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Nasim Kanji on

Australia!!!!! how exciting!! kudos to you, for having been accepted! I would love to hear about your progress & how you are doing . I'll keep you posted regarding my contribution towards your trip!
love u lots, Nasim Aunty.

Mrs. Fournier on

I'm so proud of you, Saffana! I definitely want a picture and would love to attend Crocodile Dundee night at the Alamo- my favorite movie house. I used to wait tables there before I taught in a school.

Kathy Potral on

I am so proud of you! Australia is first on my list of places I want to visit!

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