A Warrior’s Journey


I am a young change maker from South Africa and a citizen of the world, dedicated to community leadership. In 2012 I am taking time to develop my learning and serve communities of social change through co-facilitating deep processes of engagement in Brasil and South Africa.  This includes the Art of Hosting Rio de Janeiro 27-30 April, the Art of Participatory Leadership in Johannesburg 7-9 May, World Youth Congress 4-13 June, Rio+20 & Warriors Without Weapons 25 June – 25 July in Santos, Brasil.

As this work takes considerable personal sacrifice of time, energy and money, I am seeking support through this crowd-funding campaign to cover my travel costs. If you are willing to support me with a financial gesture, your help will be deeply appreciated.


Having trained in social change and participatory leadership practices through the International Youth Intitiative Program in Sweden 2010, the Art of Hosting global community of practice since 2009 and the School for Warriors Without Weapons 2011, I am beginning to implement this work in multiple communities. My focus is on finding and serving the dreams of these communities through committed participatory leadership practices.

Reason for crowdfund

As these communities are far from my home in South Africa, it takes a considerable amount of travel costs, which I cannot afford on my own. As much of my work is done on a voluntary basis, I am seeking support from the global community to help serve this purpose.


By adding my skills and talent to these meaningful gatherings I am able to serve the leadership and development of magnificent change processes taking place where it matters most.

Track record

I have been a part of leading processes such as these for the last 3 years, including 5x Art of Hosting trainings in Norway, Sweden, South Africa and Brasil, where I co-facilitated the last 3 events. In 2010 I co-produced a youth leadership online media platform in Sweden calledRepresenting Youth, which I took to Istanbul for the World Youth Congress as a co-faciltiator of the Young Journalists cateogry. I have also taken part and co-facilitated 4x Oasis Game in Denmark, Sweden, Brasil and Zimbabwe, and completed the full training in this methodology in Jauary 2011 with the founders Instituto Elos. For more info on my work and resume, please seemy profile on LinkedIn.


I will be recording this process on my blog, harvesting learnings and providing interesting connections to interesting people and projects. Keep posted..


My travel costs for these engagements amount to approximately ZAR 30,000 (about USD 3,750). This is a hefty fee for one, but if divided by 75 people to support equally – it would come to about R400 ($50) each. Therefore, I have allotted 75 “tickets” to my flights at R400 ($50) each, and I am “selling off” my travel costs in this way.

Here is the breakdown of costs (TOTAL $3,750):

  • Phase 1 – Travel from Cape Town to Rio for Art of Hosting 27-30 April, including networking journey in Sao Paulo and planning meetings in Santos for Warriors Without Weapons:
    • Flights $1,300
    • Busses, taxis & public transport $200
  • Phase 2 – Travel to Johannesburg for Art of Participatory Leadership and Flow Game 7-10 May
    • Flights $300
    • Busses, taxis & public transport $200
  • Phase 3 – Travel to Rio for World Youth Congress 4-13 June & Road to Rio+20
    • Flights $1,300
    • Busses, taxis & public transport $200
  • Phase 4 – Travel to Santos for Warriors Without Weapons 25 June – 25 July
    • Busses, taxis & public transport $250


I am now filled with a mixed sensation of nervousness and empowerment having written this request. It is a challenging and bold step to commit to this journey to serve these communities, without knowing where the resources will come from. I cannot do it without the support of a global community who believes in the power and value of this co-work. I am therefore acting in deep trust that the abundance will rise to serve this need, and that the abundance will flow into the communities that grow to serve our global needs. I am learning that it is kind to ask for help.

Thank you for your time and support!

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Please do SHARE THIS and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries. If you have any wise ideas, or perhaps a ton of free miles you would like to donate for a flight, please do let me know!

With a deep bow of gratitude and respect,

Nathan Daniel
Cape Town, South Africa


email: nathan@culturetalent.co.za

feel free to contact me on facebook and/or twitter

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