to all! We did it!! We´ve reached our first goal thanks to everyone!! Please
keep on contributing so we can buy construction materials that are still missing
to complete the school!
Greetings to all! We did it!! We´ve reached our first goal thanks to everyone!!
Please keep on contributing so we can buy construction materials that are still missing to complete the school!
THE PROJECTBuilding a (Radically Sustainable) Music School for Children. Made by the Community and Volunteers from all over the world! Starting in November.
Greetings from Rapa Nui - Easter Island
I am Mahani Teave, concert pianist and one of the founders of NGO Toki Rapanui. Welcome to Easter Island’s first crowdfunding project!
Our dream is that children from Easter Island can develop their talents and learn music without having to leave their home and families behind.
This story begins when I was 9 years old. I left loved ones and home so I could study music. I flew 2,300 miles away from the most remote inhabited island on earth, I worked hard and became Easter Island’s first and only concert pianist.
Thanks mum for believing in me!
In 2004 I returned to the island for a concert. A young girl approached me with a letter in hand which described her dream of becoming a flutist:
“I am willing to leave everything behind, friends, family, my land, and go to the mainland to have the opportunity to learn," she wrote.
That letter changed my life... I was heartbroken to see how her dream was drowning in the immense ocean that isolates the island from the rest of the world. For her and many children, learning music means abandoning their home and living far away.
This is the reason behind our dream and this is why we need your help!
Let's build a radically sustainable Music School, a unique example of earth-friendly architecture, where 15% of Easter Island children can learn for free.
The situation today:
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE MUSIC SCHOOL FOR EASTER ISLAND
This will allow us to continue our lessons and receive 225 children! We plan to add art, dance, and sculpture, and focus on endangered cultural patrimony, such as Easter Island’s ancestral chants.
Enrique Icka, member of NGO Toki Rapanui, has donated his land in one of Easter Island’s most beautiful areas! Have a look...
TOTALLY OFF-THE-GRID CONSTRUCTION
Lead by Michael Reynolds, Earthship Biotecture founder, chief architect and friend, our Music School will be an example of cultural preservation and respect for Mother Earth. During the construction we will reuse 800 car tires, 20 giant truck tires, nylon sheets, glass and plastic (PET) bottles, uncrushed aluminum cans and 4 bales of paper-cardboard. Plus solar panels, water reutilization systems, rainwater collectors and natural cooling and heating will make this totally off-the-grid school!
". . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction."
Michael's specially designed "flower model" for our Music School in Easter Island...
Watch Michael's message for you to join our crusade!
CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT AND GOALS
First Goal -USD$ 56.000
- Shipping of solar panels from the United States to Easter Island
- Airfare for Earthship’s team from New Mexico to Easter Island
- Construction tools for volunteers and the local community
- Earthship’s Biotecture Academy for 70 volunteers from around the world
The first step towards our dream! Our multicultural team of volunteers will have the tools and the knowledge to build the Music School!
1- USD$ 60.000
This is the world’s most isolated island and this comes with a high cost. Our 1st Stretch Goal will pay for the necessary materials to push our dream forward and move into the second stage of planning and construction for the Music School.
2 – USD$ 54.000
We want our school to be a world-class example of respect for children, music, nature and culture. Achieving this goal will allow us to do just that, taking care of all the necessary materials, tools, transportation and lodging to build 25% of the school, for our children to start learning in a totally sustainable facility!
DON'T MISS OUR SPECIAL PERKS FROM EASTER ISLAND!!
SOME LOVE AND SUPPORT FROM THE WORLD OF MUSIC AND ARTS!
The famous Jesse Luken supports us
The fantastic Alpha Blondie
Gustavo Dudamel, the famous Venezuelan Children Orchestra Director
THE TOKI TEAM & FAMILY
We are a non-profit organization of young Easter Island professionals working to protect and promote the cultural and natural heritages of the most isolated inhabited place on earth: our Island.
Thank you for helping us protect our future (our environment and our children).
Our hearts will always be with you...
WHY SAY GOODBYE?
Visit TokiRapanui.org or say Iorana! at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAURURU! THANK YOU! GRACIAS! MERCI! OBRIGADO! GRAZIE! ARIGATO!