Merveilles Hawaii Schedule 2017
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Our January 2017 trip to Guinea, West Africa was quite a rewarding experience!
Check out some highlights!
The KISSIDUGU CAMPUS is coming along!!!!
WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US JANUARY 2018!!!! For more information CLICK HERE!
This years trip to Guinea, West Africa and the Kissidugu Land will include bringing as many clean water filters, solar lights, hippo-rollers and as much medicine as we can. You can get involved by making a tax-deductible donation to purchase any of the below!
In 2014 we were able to take and distribute 17 waves for water, sawyer filters to Guinea.
In 2016 we were able to take and distribute 30 waves for water, sawyer filters to Guinea.
Each filter will clean 1,000,000 gallons of water! Clean water is the very essence of health and well-being. The availability of clean water outside of “bought” water bottles is very low. Many of the health issues you see in folks is due to the lack of clean water. Water is life, let us give the gift of life!
DONATE A FILTER, A HIPPO ROLLER OR A SOLAR LIGHT…here on the website or check out our GENEROSITY campaign, you can donate there too and SHARE to your friends and family! IT is fast approaching, so help us spread the word! INUWAULI!
THE KISSIDUGU SCHOOL IN GUINEA, WEST AFRICA. PHOTOS from 2013-2016
Kissidugu Foundation’s President Gabriel Fara Tolno and Vice President Michal Anna Carrillo along with volunteers/students; Bradley, Mary, Laine and Shelley have just returned from Guinea, West Africa, and we are happy to report back that it was a successful journey!
We were able to distribute SIXTY Luminaid & Berkey solar lights and THIRTY Waves for Water filters to families and build four Berkey water systems for use at the Kissidugu School. We brought multiple huge bags of natural medicine, supplies for dressing wounds and items for give away; New Balance shoes, organic seeds and much more! The Health and Technology buildings on property have been completed, a tower was built for the water storage tank and the schools dance space was finished while we were on site. Gardening, and fruit tree planting were completed along with a chicken coop built out of recycled materials. Infrastructure for the kitchen/rooms and sanitation/trash systems were also set into place.
The Kissidugu Foundation is honored to be creating a campus that will provide needed basic resources, a community center, and eventually high level education to serve the Bel Air community and village of Koukoude in Guinea, West Africa.
We hope you will continue to follow our progress and get involved by donating time or funds as we move into phase two of the Kissidugu School vision. Together we can make a difference. YOUR SUPPORT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! All donations are tax-deductible. INUWAULI/ THANK YOU!
Teacher Housing/ International Student Building, IN PROGRESS, August 2016:
Friday July 8th, Hawaiian Island Sanctuary Drum class 5pm Dance class 6:45pm
July 9th : The Shala on Keawe St. Drum class 11am Dance class 12:45pm
July 15th: Kona Dance & Performing Arts Drum class 5pm-6:30pm Dance class 6:45pm-8:15pm
HILO: July 16th: Sweet Cane: Performance 7-10pm
Tickets for all are available here:
***Schedule is subject to change***
This year Camp Merveilles will offer multiple on-going class opportunities. Each of these classes will culminate with a chance to perform. Students are welcome to attend any of these classes, but know that the classes will build upon the information of prior classes with little review. This is an incredible chance to study in-depth a rhythm or song with a faculty member, it is recommended that you attend the entire series offered for each on-going class. Please visit the Camp Info to Know page for further details.
Fara Tolno will be teaching an intermediate/advanced level dundun dance class. Ismael Bangoura will be teaching an all level traditional dun class. Fara Tolno and Fode Bangoura will be teaching an advanced drum class. All of these classes will perform on Sunday night at the closing ceremony.
Mohammed and Aboubacar Kouyate will be teaching an ensemble class. Feel free to bring your guitar, trumpet, bass, balafon, marimba, djembe or dun drum or whatever other instrument you play! These brothers will orchestrate a performance piece for the Saturday night theater show. Ismael “Bonfils” Kouyate will also be teaching a song class to perform at the Saturday night theater show!
Students will need to provide their own instruments for all of these classes. There are limited instruments available for rental and you must contact email@example.com by August 1st if you would like to reserve a dun or djembe for rental. There are NOT extra sticks available for duns. There may be sticks available for sale.
We are so happy to be hosting Camp Merveilles Colorado at Sunrise Ranch. Please read on to see some of the incredible benefits of this venue, and for further details and information visit their website at: www.sunriseranch.org
The Meditation Pond
The dining hall, where all organic “fresh from the farm” foods, (including local farm raised meats and organic fruits and veggies) are prepared by chefs daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (as well as snacks in between!) We are pleased to tell you that not only does Sunrise serve the highest quality food they can offer but they also will happily meet ALL special dietary needs.
There are a variety of lodging options available, including dorm rooms, triple rooms, double rooms, and singles. There are also a few apartments available. Details in the registration form. There is unlimited camping available on grassy fields right close to the main campus.