Toki Rapa Nui Global Support Campaign

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£12,404

raised so far

200

supporters

Covid-19 has wiped out Easter Island's income. Please support Toki’s work to sustain the culture & environment of the Navel of the World.

We're still collecting donations

On the 9th September 2020 we'd raised £11,224 with 168 supporters in 29 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

£12,720 = the cost of Toki’s holistic education for 10 students covered for an entire year!

The better Toki can resource its School of Music and the Arts, the greater the empowerment of a new generation.

The wider Toki's reach on the island of Rapa Nui, the stronger the outlook for an indigenous culture on the brink of extinction.

And the sooner our planet's most isolated island can achieve self-sustainability, the sooner it becomes a model of change for the rest of the world.


Please watch the video above (in English and Spanish) for the full story and an international collaborative music performance.

The island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, ranks first in the UN's Isolation Index. Annexed by Chile in 1888, the island's indigenous culture was suppressed for over a century. Toki Rapa Nui was founded in 2012 to revive, protect and promote the ancestral legacy of the island.

Toki's work falls under three main pillars:

  • The Rapa Nui School of Music and the Arts

Over 100 young people receive subsidised tuition in traditional Rapanui and western classical music, as well as ancestral art forms including dance, song and body painting. Toki's school empowers a new generation of Rapanui leaders on the island.

  • Cultural revival of Rapanui language and traditions

Today, fewer than 1 in 5 Rapanui people speak their indigenous language. Toki is leading the way in saving this indigenous culture from extinction.

  • Environmentally sustainable construction and agriculture

Toki is the driving force behind the island's mission to become one of the first 100% environmentally sustainable communities in the world. Its building is an Earthship constructed using natural and recycled materials and is the first self-sustainable music school in Latin America and Oceania. Toki grows food organically on its land and leads projects to educate others in sustainable practices.

1595272485_dance_rehearsal_inside_low_res_edited.jpg80% of Rapa Nui's income is from tourism. During the Covid-19 pandemic, funds intended for Toki have had to be diverted. Funding Toki's work is a challenge during 'normal' times; the organisation's current situation is especially precarious.

It costs $1700 USD per year for one child to receive Toki's holistic education. Please share our video or this page if you believe in the importance of Toki's work, and donate what you can to join Toki's Global Support Network. We have a limited number of exclusive rewards at a range of donation levels.

1595423003_toki_logo.jpg1595422830_glp_logo_vector.pngThe Toki Rapa Nui Global Support Campaign is in association with the Global Leaders Program. Please watch the video for more details.

Thank you/Maururu!

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£300 or more

Handcrafted Rapanui Ukulele

The ukelele is a common Polynesian instrument that is widely used to accompany traditional Rapanui songs and dances. Its characteristic sound gives it a personality that draws listeners to the island. Each of these Rapanui ukuleles (as featured in the campaign video) is beautifully crafted by hand with native Chilean wood. International shipping included. £300 is approximately $391 USD or $309,000 CLP.

£10 or more

Easter Island fish art for colouring in (digital)

To support Toki, British artist Julia Page is donating digital copies of her painting depicting moai (Easter Island's iconic stone statues) and fish endemic to Rapa Nui. Includes a black and white copy (which can be printed and coloured in) and a coloured version for reference/display. Great for both kids and adults! For artist info: http://www.page-art.co.uk/julia/about.php £10 is approximately $13 USD or $10,000 CLP.

£20 or more

Mahani Teave: new piano recording (digital format)

Toki co-founder Mahani Teave is an internationally renowned concert pianist from Rapa Nui. In January 2021 she will release a new CD of classical piano music, including works by Bach, Liszt and Chopin, recorded in the concert hall of Seattle Symphony. Mahani is offering early access to this recording via digital download. £20 is approximately $26 USD or $21,000 CLP.

£25 or more

'Eating Up Easter': award-winning documentary

'Eating Up Easter' is a 76-minute documentary by Rapanui filmmaker Sergio M Rapu addressing challenges facing the island today. Featuring Toki, this is a must-watch for those interested in exploring the reality of this famous, mystery-shrouded island. Sergio is supporting this campaign by offering exclusive digital access to the film. In English, Spanish or Rapanui. See www.eatingupeaster.com. £25 is approx. $33 USD or $26,000 CLP.

£30 or more

Mahani Teave: new piano recording (CD)

Toki co-founder Mahani Teave is an internationally renowned concert pianist from Rapa Nui. In January 2021 she will release a new CD of classical piano music, including works by Bach, Liszt and Chopin, recorded in the concert hall of Seattle Symphony. Mahani is offering early access to physical copies of this recording to a small number of donors. International shipping included. £30 is approximately $39 USD or $31,000 CLP.

£40 or more

Sergio M Rapu: one-on-one filmmaking consultation

Award-winning Rapanui filmmaker Sergio M Rapu is the only Easter Islander working in production in an English speaking country. He is offering a limited number of private one-hour online consultations for those wishing to develop their video editing or documentary making skills. Available in English. See www.eatingupeaster.com/crew for more information about Sergio. £40 is $52 USD or $41,000 CLP.

£40 or more

Mahani Teave: one-on-one conversation

Toki co-founder Mahani Teave is an internationally renowned concert pianist from Rapa Nui. After studying abroad, she returned to the island to fulfill her dream of setting up a music school - Toki's first major project. Mahani is offering the opportunity to have a one-hour conversation on topics of your choice, from aspects of Rapanui culture to advice on sustainable construction. In English or Spanish. £40 is approx. $52 USD or $41,000 CLP.

£50 or more

Leonardo Valdés: Toki illustration (digital)

Renowned Chilean artist Leonardo Valdés "Valgutie", with Toki students, painted the murals on the walls of Toki's school of music and arts. He is offering a digital copy of an illustration, plus a written explanation, which is to be included in a forthcoming book about the story of Toki. For other work examples, see: https://valgutie-artistavisual.tumblr.com. £50 is approx. $66 USD or $53,000 CLP.

£106 or more

Sponsor a Toki Student for One Month

Pay for a month of holistic education for one Toki student, like 12-year-old cellist Máximo in our video, and receive a thank you video in return. This cost covers lessons, transport, food and basic school supplies. Attending Toki as a student not only develops artistic skills, but it provides greater self-esteem, a sense of belonging and the foundation to become a leader in the Rapanui community. £106 is approximately $138 USD or $109,000 CLP.

£200 or more

Leonardo Valdés: Toki mural images (digital)

Renowned Chilean artist Leonardo Valdés "Valgutie", together with Toki students, painted the murals on the walls of Toki's school of music and arts. He is offering digital copies of the preparatory artwork, with a written explanation, of these traditional Rapanui mural designs depicting the Worlds of the Ocean and the Earth. For other work examples, see: https://valgutie-artistavisual.tumblr.com. £200 is approx. $263 USD or $212,000 CLP.

£200 or more

Abridged Easter Island Documentary & Study Guide

Sergio M Rapu, maker of award-winning new documentary 'Eating Up Easter', is offering an abridged, 30-minute version of the documentary, suitable for a school classroom, with an accompanying study guide to enable teachers and students to explore themes surrounding Easter Island and its environment. We also have an exciting reward option which includes a Zoom meeting and Q&A with Sergio; please see below. £200 is approx. $266 USD or $206,000 CLP.

£600 or more

Rapa Nui documentary: Educational Zoom Package

Sergio M Rapu, maker of award-winning new documentary 'Eating Up Easter', is offering this exciting package as a reward to educational institutions. You will receive the feature-length film divided into classroom-appropriate segments, an accompanying study guide and the chance for your class to have a Zoom session with Sergio to learn more about the island and ask any questions you may have. £600 is approx. $798 USD or $617,000 CLP.

£15 or more

Enrique Icka: unreleased songs (digital format)

Enrique Icka is a Rapanui singer-songwriter, construction engineer and Toki co-founder who donated the land on which the Toki building stands. He is well-known for his sensitive, soulful songs which tell stories of Rapa Nui and raise awareness of issues affecting his people. Enrique has offered to share digital versions of previously unreleased songs, recorded on the island with fellow Rapanui musicians. £15 is approx. $20 USD or $15,000 CLP.

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