It's with great excitement that we announce the kick-off of our first infrastructure project 2017 called 'The World Is Your Playground', taking place at the public school of Mariabé! As the title says, it's all about the school's playground. Waved is going to remodel what has been untouched for almost 10 years. It's a 12 day project which includes its complete makeover and educative paintings, provided by Mico Arts (more details will follow).
The story behind this project and reason why the playground first and not the classroom is that Mariabé public school throughout 2016 has been suffered from tremendous student class attendance. It got to a point that due to the bad school offering in terms of school activities and general infrastructure, parents started sending their kids to the neighboring schools. By remodeling the playground and later on this year the classroom and the sanitary area, we hope to get those students back to their home village.
What's unique about this project is that it's being completely financed through 'waves' which surfers from around the globe have been surfing for - believe it or not! Our concept of '1 dollar per wave for local schools' is showing its fruits and we can't wait to see the final result!!
Approximate finish date is February 12. Stay tuned for more pictures and videos. Aloha