1. Please help us rebuild the school in Kavovalata in the Solomon Islands. In November 2015 the Village School was condemned and shut down at short notice, misplacing 80 students because of a termite infestation. Education is the most important thing for these children, so they can maintain their beautiful way of life in a sustainable way. Logging is already a massive issue within the community but one of the biggest worries right now is that for the first time in the areas history; 4000 head of cattle have been brought in and it could be truly devastating if that trend is to catch on. This area is one of the rare places still left in the world that is untouched and pristine, because it is so remote it has taken up till now for our technology and our growth to reach them. The Village of Karvovalata is the Gate Way to the largest salt water lagoon in the world Called Marovo Lagoon and it’s located in the Solomon Islands.

    We have been visiting this place for a number of years and they are the most humble, beautiful and generous people. On our recent trip they reached out for the first time and asked us to help them. We said it would be a long shot but that we would do our best so here we are!

    The Government has money for the teachers but not for the building. These small Villages live in harmony with the nature that surrounds them and they are subsistence farmers, fishermen, carvers and weavers who unfortunately have no money to fund a new building project this size any time soon. In a normal situation the villages would be able to use the termite resistant timbers for their building from their local forest, but because logging companies have already aggressively swept through the area, each time going deeper into the forest there is not a lot of suitable timbers close buy for the rebuilding of the school.

    They literally have no hope of getting this school open without our help. Getting things done fast in remote villages in the Solomon’s is extremely difficult. The logistics of it means that everything must come in by boat which can be very expensive due to the cost of petrol.

    We’re asking for your help in any way you can so we can get the materials and labour we need to rebuild the school for the children. With loggers on their door step they are in desperate need of environmental education. The next generation of children are really important to preserving the harmony and fragility of this humble community and its fragile environment. The children are the next custodians of this land and they urgently need to be educated about the cause and effect of the ever encroaching world.

    If by chance we get more than we hoped for we will be putting it into the future mission. To have a small home stay tourism facility that helps create ongoing funding for the schools maintenance, environmental education and also create jobs in the community within eco-tourism. We really hope that this project can be the blueprint for more Schools throughout the Marvovo Lagoon.

    We are hoping to raise as much as we can for the school, the more money the project receives the faster we can rebuild it. Our hope is that we can raise $30,000 to repair the damage of the old building and make sure it has termite protection for the future but if we can get $100,000 we can literally build a brand new school.
    Please take a moment to consider how much you can spare and please make a donation.

    Thanks so very much in advance for your support.

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  2. Please help us rebuild the school in Kavovalata in the Solomon Islands.
    In November 2015 the Village School was condemned and shut down at short notice, misplacing 80 students because of a termite infestation. Education is the most important thing for these children, so they can maintain their beautiful way of life in a sustainable way. Logging is already a massive issue within the community but one of the biggest worries right now is that for the first time in the areas history; 4000 head of cattle have been brought in and it could be truly devastating if that trend is to catch on. This area is one of the rare places still left in the world that is untouched and pristine, because it is so remote it has taken up till now for our technology and our growth to reach them. The Village of Karvovalata is the Gate Way to the largest salt water lagoon in the world Called Marovo Lagoon and it’s located in the Solomon Islands.

    We have been visiting this place for a number of years and they are the most humble, beautiful and generous people. On our recent trip they reached out for the first time and asked us to help them. We said it would be a long shot but that we would do our best so here we are!

    The Government has money for the teachers but not for the building. These small Villages live in harmony with the nature that surrounds them and they are subsistence farmers, fishermen, carvers and weavers who unfortunately have no money to fund a new building project this size any time soon. In a normal situation the villages would be able to use the termite resistant timbers for their building from their local forest, but because logging companies have already aggressively swept through the area, each time going deeper into the forest there is not a lot of suitable timbers close buy for the rebuilding of the school.

    They literally have no hope of getting this school open without our help. Getting things done fast in remote villages in the Solomon’s is extremely difficult. The logistics of it means that everything must come in by boat which can be very expensive due to the cost of petrol.

    We’re asking for your help in any way you can so we can get the materials and labour we need to rebuild the school for the children. With loggers on their door step they are in desperate need of environmental education. The next generation of children are really important to preserving the harmony and fragility of this humble community and its fragile environment. The children are the next custodians of this land and they urgently need to be educated about the cause and effect of the ever encroaching world.

    If by chance we get more than we hoped for we will be putting it into the future mission. To have a small home stay tourism facility that helps create ongoing funding for the schools maintenance, environmental education and also create jobs in the community within eco-tourism. We really hope that this project can be the blueprint for more Schools throughout the Marvovo Lagoon.

    We are hoping to raise as much as we can for the school, the more money the project receives the faster we can rebuild it. Our hope is that we can raise $30,000 to repair the damage of the old building and make sure it has termite protection for the future but if we can get $100,000 we can literally build a brand new school.
    Please take a moment to consider how much you can spare and please make a donation.

    Thanks so very much in advance for your support.

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  3. Here @driftwoodlodge we live exclusively off the land and sea. No shops. No cars. No trains. And no planes. This sharky reef is the incredible Bago. And the tax men of this reef are the Grey Reef Sharks. Over the years the tax men have learned that we hunters can create an easy meal for the taking. That said, they are still the boss. Sometimes you will find hundreds of them appear from the big blue. And boy do they hate sharing the fish! These sharks are also often seen getting sexy too. It really is one of the best shark dives around!

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Please help us rebuild the school in Kavovalata in the Solomon Islands. In November 2015 the Village School was condemned and shut down at short notice, misplacing 80 students because of a termite infestation. Education is the most important thing for…


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Please help us rebuild the school in Kavovalata in the Solomon Islands. In November 2015 the Village School was condemned and shut down at short notice, misplacing 80 students because of a termite infestation. Education is the most important thing for these children, so they can maintain their beautiful way of life in a sustainable way. Logging is already a massive issue within the community but one of the biggest worries right now is that for the first time in the areas history; 4000 head of cattle have been brought in and it could be truly devastating if that trend is to catch on. This area is one of the rare places still left in the world that is untouched and pristine, because it is so remote it has taken up till now for our technology and our growth to reach them. The Village of Karvovalata is the Gate Way to the largest salt water lagoon in the world Called Marovo Lagoon and it’s located in the Solomon Islands.

We have been visiting this place for a number of years and they are the most humble, beautiful and generous people. On our recent trip they reached out for the first time and asked us to help them. We said it would be a long shot but that we would do our best so here we are!

The Government has money for the teachers but not for the building. These small Villages live in harmony with the nature that surrounds them and they are subsistence farmers, fishermen, carvers and weavers who unfortunately have no money to fund a new building project this size any time soon. In a normal situation the villages would be able to use the termite resistant timbers for their building from their local forest, but because logging companies have already aggressively swept through the area, each time going deeper into the forest there is not a lot of suitable timbers close buy for the rebuilding of the school.

They literally have no hope of getting this school open without our help. Getting things done fast in remote villages in the Solomon’s is extremely difficult. The logistics of it means that everything must come in by boat which can be very expensive due to the cost of petrol.

We’re asking for your help in any way you can so we can get the materials and labour we need to rebuild the school for the children. With loggers on their door step they are in desperate need of environmental education. The next generation of children are really important to preserving the harmony and fragility of this humble community and its fragile environment. The children are the next custodians of this land and they urgently need to be educated about the cause and effect of the ever encroaching world.

If by chance we get more than we hoped for we will be putting it into the future mission. To have a small home stay tourism facility that helps create ongoing funding for the schools maintenance, environmental education and also create jobs in the community within eco-tourism. We really hope that this project can be the blueprint for more Schools throughout the Marvovo Lagoon.

We are hoping to raise as much as we can for the school, the more money the project receives the faster we can rebuild it. Our hope is that we can raise $30,000 to repair the damage of the old building and make sure it has termite protection for the future but if we can get $100,000 we can literally build a brand new school.
Please take a moment to consider how much you can spare and please make a donation.

Thanks so very much in advance for your support.

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