Earthship Music School on Easter Island - Toki

Build a Self-Sustainable Music School and help severely isolated children.
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Mahani Teave-Enrique Icka-NGO TOKI
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Hanga Roa / Easter Island
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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 PROJECT 

Building a (Radically Sustainable) Music School for Children. Made by the Community and Volunteers from all over the world! Starting in November. 

                                    Watch our story on 

IORANA

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." 

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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!


STRETCH GOALS

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 crowdfunding@tokirapanui.org

                                                          

 MAURURU!  THANK YOU!  GRACIAS!  MERCI!  OBRIGADO!  GRAZIE!  ARIGATO!


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$60,373USD
raised by 325 people in 1 month
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$56,000 USD goal
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  • $1USD
    Up to date, Thanks so much!

    This is the first crowdfunding campaign from Easter Island and so we need your help spreading the word: By donating USD 1 , you will become an UPDATED backer. You are called to view and share on Twitter and Facebook our campaign video and you´ll receive the latest info about this effort for you to be on fresh news.

    4 out of 2500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $50USD
    Ka koa/Be happy

    A musical ringtone of a student playing the instrument of your choice: piano, violin, cello, or ukulele. (You backers will be the first people ever in history to have this!) PLUS everything in the $25 reward

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    Estimated delivery: September 2015
  • $100USD
    Social rock & Movie credits

    We will follow you through the official Twitter accounts of Mahani and the ONG for a whole year and you will have an exclusive link to download the movie we´ll do about the school´s construction. Guess who´s going to be in the credits... YOU!

    10 out of 2500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $250USD
    Original DVD with the process

    We´ll send you a personalized copy from the original DVD that captures the construction of the school accompanied by a signed "thanks" letter. Of course you will also appear in the credits of the movie

    4 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $500USD
    Early bird: Mahogany Ukulele

    We´ll offer you, for the first time in crowdfunding, a limited edition of 1500 Asonu Delux Solid Mahogany Ukulele. Amazing eight-string, solid, foliated units, stamped with TOKI logo and signed by Mahani Teave, talented musician and cultural ambassador of Easter Island. Please add USD 50 for US shipping and USD 100 for shipping outside the US.

    7 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $600USD
    Second birds: Mahogany Ukulele

    We´ll offer you, for the first time in crowdfunding, a limited edition of 1500 Asonu Delux Solid Mahogany Ukulele. Amazing foliated units stamped with TOKI logo and signed by Mahani Teave, talented musician and cultural ambassador of Easter Island.

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2015
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    Third birds: Mahogany Ukulele

    We´ll offer you, for the first time in crowdfunding, a limited edition of 1500 Asonu Delux Solid Mahogany Ukulele. Amazing foliated units stamped with TOKI logo and signed by Mahani Teave, talented musician and cultural ambassador of Easter Island.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $5,000USD
    Set of 5 Mahogany Ukuleles

    We´ll offer you, for the first time in crowdfunding, a limited edition of 1500 Asonu Delux Solid Mahogany Ukulele. Amazing foliated units stamped with TOKI logo and signed by Mahani Teave, talented musician and cultural ambassador of Easter Island.

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