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This project reached its funding goal on Tuesday, June 07, 2016
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Great Karma

By helping our school and keeping our students warm, you will receive excellent karma coming your way. What a tender heart you have. This reward is the most valuable and the cheapest.
  • No shipping costs
7 Backers
$ 3.45 USD

Closed project

Bilingual Thank You Card

The students will send you a bilingual thank you card with beautiful hand-made decorations from their hearts.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
4 / 5 Backers
$ 6.90 USD

Closed project

Biligual Thank You Video

The students will send you a bilingual thank you video, telling how your support has helped the school.
  • No shipping costs
4 Backers
$ 6.90 USD

Closed project

Yoga class

Our school is full of yoga teachers. This reward offers a yoga class given by one of our yoga specialists. If you are outside of Chile, we'll tape and send you a video that you can do in your home.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
1 / 10 Backer
$ 27.62 USD

Closed project

Yoga clase

Our school is full of yoga teachers. This reward offers a yoga class given by one of yoga specialists. If you are outside of Chile, we'll tape and send you a video that you can do in your home.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
Sold out
5 / 5 Backers
$ 27.62 USD

Closed project

Kitchen Workshop

IF you are outside of Chile, the kitchen teacher will teach you how to cook a healthy vegetarian meal via video that we will send to you.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
3 / 10 Backers
$ 41.43 USD

Closed project

Kitchen Workshop

If you are outside of Chile, the kitchen teacher will teach you how to cook healthy vegetarian meals via video that we will send to you.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
Sold out
3 / 3 Backers
$ 41.43 USD

Closed project

Feducation Talk

With this reward, we'll send you a talk by one of our feducators explaining what feducation is and how we are implementing here at Virtud y Saber. Find out how the nature and the benefits of our project.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
3 / 5 Backers
$ 69.04 USD

Closed project

Feducacion Talk

If you are outside of Chile, we will send you a taped talk about our project and the importance of Feducacion--education based on faith in a higher power.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
Sold out
2 / 2 Backers
$ 69.04 USD

Closed project

 

Virtud y Saber is an alternative education project that teaches ethical values and yoga to develop a generation of conscientious students that can care for our planet and its inhabitants.

 

 

I became part of the project after a long search of how to best serve in the struggle against the destruction of our planet and the breakdown of core values that hold together our communities. I worked as an educator in New Orleans public schools, first as an elementary teacher and later as an administrator.

 

 

Those six years in New Orleans showed me the grave faults of traditional education—the alarming, perilous and unhealthy gap between what is learned in schools and how to be honest, equitable Earthlings. That system, I observed, perpetuated of measurement of human worth in how much one has achieved, rather than how much they have cared for others. There had to be a way to raise children by educating their hearts along with their minds. Frustrated and downhearted, I knew that something had to change.

After a lot of soul-searching, I realized that the change had to me. How could I teach others to love and exemplify honesty, tolerance, and moral rectitude if not fully integrated into my own life? I began a yoga teacher-training, taking to heart the ethics and philosophy as much as the physical practice. During this time, I also began to study economics, as I thought I could better serve in the public sphere, marrying ethics with economic thought. With that in mind, I came to Chile to study the transmission of American-style consumer economics to South America. Yet during a trip to the Elqui Valley, my wife, Rachel, and I met the founders of Virtud y Saber who also had been disappointed with the traditional education system before embarking on their own mission.

 

 

Rachel had stuck with education and was working in Santiago at the International Preparatory School but felt as did I about the purpose and scope of education. The founders invited us to visit their school in La Serena, several hours north of Santiago. Despite my interest in economics and to my surprise, the project awakened my passion for working with youth and my deep-seated belief in holistic, virtue-driven education. At Virtud y Saber, we had found others who believed that the academic abilities that our children develop should be oriented towards the formation of persons conscientious of how to treat and care for their fellow inhabitants of this planet.

This year the school rented a bigger house than the previous one in order to accommodate more students. Since it is not quite a school, the preschool classroom is on the patio as the pictures show. Part of the classroom does not have a roof, making the cold a constant factor during the school-day.

 

   

 

Though it is considerably cold throughout most of the year, winter is the rainy season in Chile, making the roof an even more of an urgent need. Due to the cold and despite their overcoats, the preschoolers are having trouble concentrating during class. The elementary students are also cold during the day, although their classroom is inside. Therefore, we decided to set up a crowdfunding petition to close the roof and buy three space heaters, given that there is no central heating in Chile. Because we want the school to be affordable for the families who believe in our cause and given that we are grassroots project, we do not have the necessary funds to resolve the problem ourselves. Thus, we are asking you to help us make our dreams and our warmth a reality. At Virtud y Saber, we're trying to transform education from being a place of competition to a place to develop conscientiousness. Your support will make a great difference.

 

 

For more information about Virtud y Saber, visit us at escuelavirtudysaber.cl and on Facebook @ Virtud Saber Feducacion!

If we don't reach the 100% of the funding goal, we will use it to do the following:

  • With the 10%

    Buy materials to enclose the roof.

  • With the 25%

    Buy materials to enclose the roof.

  • With the 50%

    Buy materials to enclose the roof and buy 1 space heater.

  • With the 75%

    Buy materials to enclose the roof and buy 2 space heaters

Rewards

Great Karma

By helping our school and keeping our students warm, you will receive excellent karma coming your way. What a tender heart you have. This reward is the most valuable and the cheapest.
  • No shipping costs
7 Backers
$ 3.45 USD

Closed project

Bilingual Thank You Card

The students will send you a bilingual thank you card with beautiful hand-made decorations from their hearts.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
4 / 5 Backers
$ 6.90 USD

Closed project

Biligual Thank You Video

The students will send you a bilingual thank you video, telling how your support has helped the school.
  • No shipping costs
4 Backers
$ 6.90 USD

Closed project

Yoga class

Our school is full of yoga teachers. This reward offers a yoga class given by one of our yoga specialists. If you are outside of Chile, we'll tape and send you a video that you can do in your home.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
1 / 10 Backer
$ 27.62 USD

Closed project

Yoga clase

Our school is full of yoga teachers. This reward offers a yoga class given by one of yoga specialists. If you are outside of Chile, we'll tape and send you a video that you can do in your home.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
Sold out
5 / 5 Backers
$ 27.62 USD

Closed project

Kitchen Workshop

IF you are outside of Chile, the kitchen teacher will teach you how to cook a healthy vegetarian meal via video that we will send to you.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
3 / 10 Backers
$ 41.43 USD

Closed project

Kitchen Workshop

If you are outside of Chile, the kitchen teacher will teach you how to cook healthy vegetarian meals via video that we will send to you.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
Sold out
3 / 3 Backers
$ 41.43 USD

Closed project

Feducation Talk

With this reward, we'll send you a talk by one of our feducators explaining what feducation is and how we are implementing here at Virtud y Saber. Find out how the nature and the benefits of our project.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
3 / 5 Backers
$ 69.04 USD

Closed project

Feducacion Talk

If you are outside of Chile, we will send you a taped talk about our project and the importance of Feducacion--education based on faith in a higher power.
  • Shipping cost absorbed by creator
Sold out
2 / 2 Backers
$ 69.04 USD

Closed project

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