"Play to help" een muziekschool op Paaseiland

Yana Borisova 
Students for Children

Hello everyone! 

We are piano students from Amsterdam and with our initiative 'Solidarity through music - play to help'  we are fundraising to help a music school on Easter Island which is in a severe financial hardship due to Covid-19.  The school is the Toki Rapa Nui school of music and arts. Please, visit our youtube piano performances which you will find at the bottom of this page and support us with your donation! We hope you enjoy our music! 

The island
Easter island (Rapa Nui) is the most isolated inhabited spot on Earth. 80% of its income relies on tourism. Because of the global pandemic, all this income has vanished. Most of the funding which previously had been intended for the school is now directed towards supporting the collapsing economy of the island. As a result the future of the  Toki Rapa Nui school and its children is hanging on a dangerous uncertainty.

The Toki organisation 

Toki Rapa Nui is an organisation which was founded to revive, protect and promote the cultural legacy of the island. It is located inland Easter Island on a high hill about 5 km away from the main village dirt road. Toki began with the first Music and Arts School on the island  and eventually grew into a comprehensive project building upon three main pillars: Music and Arts school, Cultural Protection and Sustainability.

Music and Arts school 
Currently Toki gives a chance  to around 100 children to have access to classical music education and the  Rapanui traditional arts and music. This is made possible by subsidised tuitions. A mini van transports the children and the teachers daily between the village and the school. 

Cultural Protection
The Rapanui language is nearly close to extinction and today only 1 of 5 people still speak the language. Toki's work is focused on preserving and keeping the language alive passing it on to the future generations, so the cultural heritage and richness of the island will not become extinct. 

Toki also has developed its own agricultural project which relies on using ancestral techniques for the cultivation of food which are in balance with nature. 

Sustainability and environmental protection
Toki's aim is to be 100% self-sustainable. With the help of more than 70  volunteers the School of Music and the Arts was build using the principles of Biotecture Earthships using natural and recycled materials. This is the first construction of its type South America.

Our goal

At the moment the Toki organisation is working on finding funds for teachers’ salaries, basic materials, maintenance of the school, administrative costs. The aim of our campaign will be to raise money for the transportation of the children and the teachers on the mini van between the village and the school. Without funding for this transportation, the school year cannot start normally. Ideally, we hope to cover the costs for the entire school year which is 9 months.

The cost for the mini van:

400,000 Chilean peso per month = 436.61 euro per month
for 9 months - 3929,49 euro
1.9 % charges from the profit - 74 euro 

Total amount to be raised - 4000 euro. 

We will be teaming up with Stichting Students for Children.
Students for Children supports education projects around the world. "We strive to enable and improve education for children in developing countries through organising fundraising activities with partner schools in the Netherlands. Our main goals comprise the following: 

- To increase the number of children going to school
- Improve the accessibility and quality of education for children in need
- Embracing the vocational skills of students alongside the theoretical education
- Seeking for a sustainable progress when supporting the communities"

Students for Children is a ANBI foundation and therefore the donations are tax deductible for the dutch taxpayer. For non-dutch citizens - please, contact your own tax office department. After the campaign ends, the money will be sent directly to the school. 

For more information about Toki visit : https://tokirapanui.org/es/ 

For more information about the stichting see: www.studentsforchildren.org

                                                   Welcome to our performances and thank you for your support!

   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm191qVHNrQ

Grace   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKLoJlUfnUc 

Grace's personal message! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k-hNpYwcPs 

Emlyn   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbND398mU-s 


Gigi   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxm7UAm21Rw 

Noah  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF0nbog_NBo 

Galia   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJLQac7Lfoo 

Anne   -    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3yUPh5Uspw 

Lotte   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGToPs-L18k 

Merel   -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhn2o6biS2A 

Ceren   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69p3diF1IBY 

Alexis  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2dxWqV_JBY 

Zivile  -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWDh0husUeM 

Martijn   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rGYWZc7i5w 

Yana Borisova

Students for Children
Lynn Bijlsma 
Event coordinator


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