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Rebuild the yurt, the house of the forest's children

We only have a few months to give the children back a unique space to grow in health and happiness.

6,156€
103% of 6,000€
19 May 2017
Expired on
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Rebuild the yurt, the house of the forest's children

We only have a few months to give the children back a unique space to grow in health and happiness.

6,156€
103% of 6,000€
19 May 2017
Expired on
Successful

What is it about?

In January 2017, the heavy snowfall that hit the Marche and Abruzzo regions overflooded our yurt and prevented us of reaching it for an entire week. The weight of the snow had actually damaged the wooden platform that supported the tent and, subsequently, caused the collapse of the structure. Many friends and supporters of this magical place came over imediately to shovel the snow and remove the structure. However, many of the wooden parts and the outside tent were actually damaged.

We only have a few months to give the children back a unique space to grow in health and happiness, to rebuild a magical place, where the community met, and to return the community park Aula Verde its special resort.

The project "Rebuild the yurt" aims at the restoration of the tent that with the support of Yurtati and the joinery Cannella - the two partners who have offered to contribute to this cause by providing their professional services at a very low cost - can turn even more lovely and cozy than before.

The Yurt, the Green Room and the Children of the Forest

Along the road to Castel Trosino and a few kilometers from Ascoli Piceno, there is the historic Aula Verde, a beautiful community park, where the various seasons manage to transmit a clear and wonderful message.

And it's actually in this place, where the Association Vivo (bimbi del bosco has established a yurt, namely a circular structure originally from Mongolia, which is about 60 square meters large, made of wood and felt as well as richly decorated.  Hence, a wonderful space to be offered to the community and especially to the children.

This space in the countryside has therefore become "the house in the forest", of which our little friends were dreaming so much. It's in this place, where we gathered to share many campings, workshops and events of solidarity; and it's also where many adults have finally made their nest.

In six months, the yurt has hosted more than 400 people ...

60 "children of the forest", 22 earthquake victims to sleep in a warm place, the yoga class of Mariangela and the breakfasts of Mara. A residence of the Teatro Sociale, the construction of two wooden houses, the FreeDance of Freddy and Maria Rita. The laughter of Pino, the birthday party of "Niettlì" and the meditations of Matteo. The four concerts of YuArt, the GioEvan tour and Sara's conference on Educaciòn Creadora. The carpentry's education, the acrobatic yoga. The little Sveva playing with the pillows, the boys of the community La Navicella, the dream catcher of Mariachiara. The jams and the dance halls. De Solis, who for an entire evening was playing the chair like drums, the bread of Ciabba, the delicacies of Carlotta. 25 pillows, a crooked wooden stool and the legendary signatures' book. The chairs of St. Peter and the red ones of Coke. The wonderful boys of MeTe with their different abilities (their shouts and laughter still echo in the forest).

But mostly it hosted the dreams of many people. The dreams of a community affected by the earthquake and then by snow. 

A community that needs you.

Why crowdfunding and how will the funds be used?

Crowdfunding, being an innovative fundraising system that is based on many small donations, allows people, companies and organizations to participate in the project "Let's rebuild the yurt" and therefore with the reconstruction of an asset shared by the growth of the territory, particularly after the dramatic events related to the earthquake and snow.

The funds raised will be entirely used for the reconstruction of the yurt: partly to rebuild the wooden walls, restoring the core columns as well as the platform; and partly to buy a new rain-protected and fire-proof tent square as well as new insulatings for the walls.

At the end of the restoration a comprehensive report of the expenditures will be published online, in order to ensure maximum transparency to the donors. In addition to that, each donation will receive a reward connected to the yurt, to allow the contributors to experience this place in person.

The campaign has a threshold of 6000 euro. If we do not reach the goal set, the money will be returned and the donations revoked.

Who's behind the project?

Vivo (Aps Vivo)

Vivo is an association for social promotion established in Ascoli Piceno in 2014. Since then, every summer, Vivo, in collaboration with the municipality of Ascoli Piceno, designed and managed "The garden of forgotten games", a workshop for boys and girls focusing on the use of manual skills and games. Children actually love "The Garden of the games," because there they have the ability to choose and to move around freely.

Thanks to the installation of the yurt in June 2016, the transfer to the Aula Verde was a dream coming true for the children and their families, who all needed a space, clean air, lots of meadows to play a and home that welcomes them like a hug during the morning circle.

The yurt allows to extend the educational offer and, in collaboration with the association 7-8 pounds, the project "Children of the forest" was actually establised. This endeavour involved 40 children in two residences (summer and winter) with the aim to build two wooden houses, one of which is offered as a symbolic gift to the earthquake-stricken school in Acquasanta Terme.

The yurt is the ideal venue for Vivo, because its round shape and its materials both foster the creation of a sense of community that makes the activities of the association so special and rich for every participant.


Anni Verdi (Aula Verde)

Anni Verdi is an Acli circle that runs the Aula Verde since 25 years.

Since 2014 the new management hosts identification courses for wild herbs, for the production of natural cosmetics, theatrical events, a residence for social inclusion, summer camps for children, football games, parties and educational trips for schools.

The yurt is a structure that fits very well in the environmentalist spirit of the circle, combining the opportunity to experience the outer space with the need for shelter and meditation.



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Aps Vivo

Vivo is an association for social promotion established in Ascoli Piceno in 2014. Since then, every summer, Vivo, in collaboration with the municipality of Ascoli Piceno, designed and managed "The garden of forgotten games", a workshop for boys and girls focusing on the use of manual skills and games. Children actually love "The Garden of the games," because there they have the ability to choose and to move around freely.