🚩 Dieudonné, a young beneficiary of Ange participates in the World Fencing Championship!
To support him in this marvellous adventure it is here 👇
Find his testimony here:
Hello everyone, my name is Dieudonné (Dieudo to my friends), I am 23 years old and I am a first year HRM (Human Resources Management) student at ESGIS (Lomé,Togo).
As some of you already know, I have been passionate about fencing since my childhood, a discipline I practice today at a high level, especially on the international scene. I have had the opportunity to participate several times in African championships, notably in Côte d'Ivoire (2016), Nigeria (2017), Mali, but also in the world championships in Hungary (2019). My encounter with fencing coincided with that of Jean Christophe Pauget, a Frenchman of French origin and a volunteer at the Ange orphanage where I grew up. My beginnings were not easy and I admit that I felt like giving up several times... I always came up against the same difficulties: lack of sponsors, financing, equipment... All these obstacles could have been the reason for my passion for fencing... But I never gave up: I chose the path of perseverance! And I believe I did well because here I am today facing an opportunity that I could never have suspected ten years ago: to be selected for the World Championships in Egypt (April 2021), a championship that would allow me to qualify for the Olympic Fencing Games...
A competitor at heart, fencing has allowed me to believe in my dreams and to surpass myself: "To conquer oneself is to conquer the opponent" (Takuan Soho), such is my motto! Thanks to your support, next April I will fly to Egypt for the first time to take up this sporting challenge... And live the experience of my life. I therefore propose you to take part in this adventure with me .
- If I manage to finance my trip, it would allow me to:
- Make my dreams come true and give the best of myself.
- Promote fencing in Togo (still too often on the margins)
- To develop fencing in Togo: in order to evolve, I need to travel, meet great international players and bring all my new skills back to my country.
- To live an unparalleled experience, and to share this experience with all the partners and people who have been helping and supporting us for years.
- Get out of the country, travel, meet people, discover the world.
Thanks to this jackpot, but especially thanks to you, I would need to collect the sum of 1500 euros. Indeed, my plane ticket costs 870 euros, accommodation costs amount to 305 euros and food costs are around 145 euros for twelve days on the spot. I also have two Covid tests, which are necessary to board the plane (183 euros).
I would like to thank in advance all the people who will help me towards my dream, either by sharing this kitty in their networks or by participating in it... From the bottom of my heart, a big thank you, we are together!