Shelter for Fireflies in the Bosque

Shelter for Fireflies in the Bosque

This crowdfunding campaign aims to support the acquisition, transport and assembly costs of a dome that will serve as a shelter in Bosque dos Pirilampos.

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    101% of 5 000€

    36 backers

  • 16/11/2021

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  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

This crowdfunding campaign aims to support the acquisition, transport and assembly costs of a dome that will serve as a shelter in Bosque dos Pirilampos.

This crowdfunding campaign aims to support the costs of purchasing, transporting and assembling a dome, a house/shelter with heating for the children of Bosque dos Pirilampos and for all the activities developed in this project, which has sustainability, ecology, holistic personal development, education/psychology and positive parenting as corre principles.

Bosque dos Pirilampos is a school in the forest. A school that aims to be an alternative to the more traditional forms of education and respects the pace of learning for each child, using natural materials and nature as a stage, which contains endless pedagogical resources.

Outdoor experiences are our main focus since studies show evidence that children's exposure to natural environments can promote creativity, the development of motor skills, alleviate attention deficit and assist in decision-making ( Erickson and Erns, 2011; Webster, 2011). On the other hand, research has shown that children's contact with nature tends to counteract the negative effects of the current lifestyle (Ferreira, 2015) such as promoting the development of the immune system, strengthening muscles, bones and joints ( Bird, 2004; Godbay, 2009).

In a pandemic context like the one we live in, this contact with nature is even more important to keep children with a healthy mind and body.

The Bosque dos Pirilampos excels, then, for the exposure of children to nature and its seasons. However, sometimes the weather conditions become too aggressive for a safe and comfortable enjoyment of the Forest. On the other hand, the age range of children who attend the Bosque focuses on between 2 and 6 years, which implies that most children will need to take a nap.

For these reasons we feel the need to create a shelter so that children can feel safe and cozy in the most extreme weather.

The shelter in question has already been chosen after market research, taking into account the particularities of the Forest. The chosen solution is a second-hand dome measuring 50m2, with heating                                                                                 

 

It is important to create spaces where children can be themselves and enjoy the freedom and developmental challenges that nature gives them. Please support our project to make our Bosque the second home that all children should have access to.

About the author

Bosque dos Pirilampos is a Forest School, a Forest School, located in the town of Gens, Gondomar, which aims to be a second home for all the children who join us. Children will be able to experience direct contact with nature most of the time, every day exploring, playing and, at the same time, developing skills.

At the moment it is just a space with independent service provision, however we are in the process of forming the Bosque dos Pirilampos Association, and that is why it is one of the members (Iolanda Rocha) to submit this campaign. The Association will allow the development of the Forest with the community that will be part of it and that will contribute to its continuous growth in the future.

Budget and due dates

The budget presented, which totals €5000, comprises the following:

  • 461.25€ for costs associated with crowdfunding platform commissions
  • €4538.75 to support part of the costs associated with the acquisition of the Dome

The total cost of the Dome is €10600, so this campaign aims to support our personal investment in the shelter.

Schedule:

September 2021 - Start of crowdfunding campaign and Dome acquisition

September to November 2021 - Disclosure of the crowdfunding campaign

The Dome will have to be purchased at the beginning of the campaign, due to the need to shelter the children in the autumn during the daily activities of the Bosque, in case of need due to bad weather.

  • Postcard made by the children of the Bosque

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    5€ or more

    Postcard made by the children of the Bosque

    A special and unique postcard that our talented fireflies will paint especially for you!

    Postman/courier or hand-delivered
    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    9 backers

  • 40% discount on two Playgroup sessions

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    15€ or more

    40% discount on two Playgroup sessions

    Our Playgroups are held on Saturdays (morning or afternoon) and provide children and their families with moments of freedom and free play in our Bosque! With your contribution, you will have a 40% discount to enjoy two playgroup sessions.

    11 backers

  • 50% discount on playgroups monthly fee

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    30€ or more

    50% discount on playgroups monthly fee

    Our Playgroups are held on Saturdays (morning or afternoon) and provide children and their families with moments of freedom and free play in our Bosque! With your contribution, you will have 50% discount on the playgroups monthly fee!

    1 backer

  • 30% discount on birthday parties

    Invest with
    50€ or more

    30% discount on birthday parties

    Our Forest is a perfect place for children and their friends to enjoy space and nature on their birthday! Your contribution gives you a 30% discount on holding a birthday party at Bosque dos Pirilampos.

    6 backers

  • 20% discount on tuition for the academic year

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    100€ or more

    20% discount on tuition for the academic year

    Our Bosque is available to children from 2 to 6 years old throughout the school year, from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. With your contribution, you can have a 20% discount on a monthly fee!

    7 backers

  • 45% discount on tuition for the academic year

    Invest with
    200€ or more

    45% discount on tuition for the academic year

    Our Bosque is available to children from 2 to 6 years old throughout the school year, from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. With your contribution, you can have a 45% discount on a monthly fee!

    4 backers

Sat, 04/12/2021 - 10:51

Thu, 18/11/2021 - 13:02

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

16/11/2021

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Tue, 16/11/2021 - 14:43

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Sun, 14/11/2021 - 05:44

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 00:39

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Thu, 07/10/2021 - 09:53

Dome em construção!

O nosso dome já está a ganhar forma! Obrigada a todas as pessoas que contribuíram até ao momento e esperamos que mais continuem a contribuir. A tua contribuição é importa...

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Wed, 29/09/2021 - 14:12

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Wed, 29/09/2021 - 14:09

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

20/09/2021

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  • yohohanan@gmail.com

    Crianças Desfavorecidas

    Já seguiu o meu humilde contributo, desejo-vos todo o sucesso, mas por favor "puxem" para aí também algumas crianças mais desfavorecidas, para o projecto ter uma verdadeira dimensão social.

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  • Iolanda Rocha

    Dome em construção!

    O nosso dome já está a ganhar forma!

    Obrigada a todas as pessoas que contribuíram até ao momento e esperamos que mais continuem a contribuir.

    A tua contribuição é importante para garantir o Bosque vivo e disponível para todos os Pirilampos que o queiram visitar! :)

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