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Get Kai to World Champs in LA

Get Kai to World Champs in LA

Funds Raised:
R 10 948
Fundraising Target:
R 150 000
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Since Kyla could speak, she sang - in the bath, the pool, playing, in the car... 


In Jan '23, she started vocal training with Duerell's School of Music. In June, at the age of 11, she entered her first eisteddfod. Three lines into her first song she fell apart and we did what we could just to get her to sing from behind a curtain - she was awarded 100% for that song. 
In July, she participated in the regional event and was awarded her Gauteng colours for vocals. In September, she attended the South African Championships for Performing Arts in Rustenburg. On the 8th of October, she won a gold medal which got her a spot in the South African team that goes to LA in June 2024, to compete at the World Championships

While we are so proud of her achievement, it is her personal growth that makes us most proud. From a kid who cried her eyes out before every performance and sang from behind a curtain, who ran off the stage in the middle of an Extravaganza, we now have a kid who gets up in front of a panel of judges and fights for the privilege to represent her country. The growth that she has shown is so much more than anyone expected and we would love to see this growth continue. Yes, she still lacks confidence in her ability and we're yet to see her come into her own, but the speed with which she is growing is incredible. 
 
Faced with the opportunity to see her grow more, we are dead set on getting her to LA, one way or another. It's sad to see that our children of South Africa see no support or funding from the government to represent their countries in the World Championships, and so we appeal to the people of this incredible nation to help a little girl with a big dream get to LA. 
 
The funding will be used to pay for flights, accommodation and meals as well as entry fees to participate in the World Championships of Performing Arts for both Kyla and I (under 18 isn't allowed to travel alone). This competition is the most prestigious of its kind and sees 60 countries participating. 
Making this trip possible will open her eyes to the incredible journey that lies ahead, keep her focused on reaching her dream as a performing artist and give her the opportunity to participate in workshops hosted by coaches of vocal celebrities. It will also give her the incredible chance to compete against the very best, from all over the world. 
 
Should you wish to see her on-stage performance, please feel free to check out Awarded Gold - Performance Titanium or go check out a couple of her latest songs here - https://bit.ly/3PVyLps 
 
I know that times are tough right now, but I believe in kindness and the grace of God. So I would like to thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide, even if it is for sharing this link with your network. 
 
With much appreciation, 
Dominique and a very excited Kyla Rae. 
 
 

Donations

  • Dec 09, 2023 - USD $ 52.74
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 02, 2023 - USD $ 28.97 Fees covered
  • "Well done K! And enjoy it!" - Marinda

  • Oct 15, 2023 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Hope to see u on this side of the pond Ky!" - Love the VDP’s

  • Oct 15, 2023 - USD $ 284.23 Fees covered
  • "Good Luck" - Anonymous

  • Oct 14, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "To help you reach for the stars Kai, we love you lots." - Mark Crombie

  • Oct 14, 2023 - USD $ 56.85 Fees covered
  • "Good luck Kai ♥️" - Sonz

  • Oct 14, 2023 - USD $ 56.85 Fees covered
  • "Reach for the stars!" - HILARY

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R 150 000.00

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Get Kai to World Champs in LA Campaign