AmirElarbi's blog

By AmirElarbi, history, 6 weeks ago, In English

Hello Codeforces community,

Click here to Donate

My name is Amir Elarbi and I'm a member of the Tunisian IOI 2022 team along with Amine Ouesleti (StrawHatWess), Hedi Chehaidar (HediChehaidar) and Mohamed Ali Saidane (MohamedAliSaidane).

I want to start by expressing my sincere gratitude for this opportunity. Representing Tunisia in one of the most important international science Olympiads has been a dream of mine ever since I started my journey with the national team. Of course, participating in the IOI wouldn't be the same without the on-site experience.

Naturally, the goal of IOI goes beyond the competition itself and instead centers on the complete experience, which includes meeting others who share your interests, discovering new cultures, going on excursions, and much more.

As you may know, travel expenses to reach Indonesia from Tunisia are very expensive and outside of our budget, given the distance between Tunisia and Indonisia. So, in order to make our dream of attending the IOI on-site, we started a crowdfunding effort. Any donation would be helpful.

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed; we truly appreciate it. If you are unable to contribute, you can still assist by sharing this post; it will make a huge difference.

The crowdfunding website, which is a local one, is 100% secure. The amount of money in the website is in Tunisian dinars so make sure to convert it to your currency : 1$ = 3,06 DT (Our goal is approximately 4700$).

Click here to Donate

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you in advance if you decide to help.

UPD: The old link have been closed. This is a new one with the remaining amount.

 
 
 
 
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I've participated in many competitions, but online participation isn't comparable at all to onsite participation. And of course, onsite participation is a lot better in many things, as you can socialize and get to know contestants from other countries.

I hope you can get the money to participate onsite and see you in Indonesia.

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Hope we see you in Yogyakarta !

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Good luck my friends, I can't wait to meet you in person there

I hope you find enough support

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Good luck my friends. I hope you get enough support to participate onsite in Yogyakarta.

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I think that you can sell your mobile phone or computer to get enough money to buy a plane ticket instead of asking for money in codeforces. To achieve your dream, you must pay something.

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    Actually in Tunisia, even selling both of them for the four teammates can't get the required too. I think judging that way without knowing if they did sell or not, and without knowing their economic background is not right. Also there are a lot of people who wish to donate in situations like this. I guess no one will have the ability to get 4700$ by selling their PC's and mobile phones and ask for money on codeforces lol.

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      So what's the meaning of this blog?

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        For people who know how economic things are bad in Tunisia will totally know that 4700$ isn't a thing that is affordable by a teenager, or even 4, So asking for help on codeforces is very reasonable. Wdym?

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          So why not ask for help from their parents? I think that the people from codeforces are not their parents.

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Good luck guys and i hope you get enough support soon because onsite participation is a wholesome experience.

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Doesn't the government help you with the funding or do things work differently in Tunisia?

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    Not at all, participants have to take care of costs on their own. We sometimes get help from sponsors but it is unfortunately not the case for this year.

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      Well, that's sad to hear. Good luck in the IOI and I hope you can participate on-site!

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good luck guys

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Pls support them and good luck to all of you guys.

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Why not ask for help from your parents? I think that you shouldn't just ask for money in codeforces.

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I hope you can get enough help

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You can delete my comment, but you can't delete my mind! I ask you again that why your parents don't help you with the money? Or you just want to insist your stupid budget?

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    Man, how old are you? 10? You sound like a child.
    Do you think paying for a trip like this is cheap?
    Why should their parents even pay for them to represent their country? The country should be responsible for that, and seeing that the country cannot afford it, I see nothing wrong with crowdfunding.

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      Hello pig mike. You sould like a real pig.

      I excatly don't think paying for a trip is cheap.

      But Why the country should be responsible? They allow them to take part in online, but they say that they want to participate on-site. And why the person from codeforces should pay for them? Just because their parent don't support them?

      I think they should be responsible to their behaviour but not just want everyone can support them even more than their parent.

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        Read the comments above and you will understand why the onsite is preferable to the online competition.

        Also, are they forcing people from codeforces to pay for them? It's called crowdfunding, it's not compulsory to help them.

        Finally, work on your English. Reading your comment was a nightmare.

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You have deleted my comment for three times, but I still want to say: get help from your parent, don't dream to get without any labor without doing any work.

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    The blog author did not delete your comments, the option is not even available on Codeforces.

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As an Egyptian IOI team member this year, I really wish you the best of luck and hope I see you in Indonesia this August!

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Good Luck guys!

wish to see you there with gold medals each!

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Good luck

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Prayers and good thoughts coming your way. Good luck!

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Sure

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No matter how many times my comment have been deleted, I'd like to say that: Get help from your parents, don't take advantage of others' kindness.

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    Are you seriously proposing that the expenses should be entirely the participants' responsibility if they can't get support from their government? 4700$ is like 1175$ per participant! what's wrong with asking for help? since when is crowdfunding considered "Taking advantage of others' kindness"? also who's deleting your comments?

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Maybe there is the way i can donate you NEAR?

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    Unfortunately there isn't, Tunisia prohibits the use of cryptocurrencies. The laws and regulations governing the use of digital currencies are unclear. We appreciate very much you wanting to donate!

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    You can send the NEAR by doing p2p to an e-wallet

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Good luck getting the funds, i hope the community helps you as much as they did for the egyptian team

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Best of luck guys...

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I hope you can do it, Good luck.

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I hope you can collect the money very soon

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Hope you can achieve the goal soon, best wishes

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I hope you achieve your goal as soon as possible, good luck.

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Good luck!

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Best wishes!

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Good luck guys, I hope you can reach your target.

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I wish you can achieve your goal and participate onsite.

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