The Project Bula!TM team is indebted to the many people who have already contributed and supported the project. We will be publishing all contributions with the request and permission from donors.
To date, we appreciate in particular the following contributions, donations, pledges, and efforts made for Project Bula !TM ;
From Chief Ratu, the site for the school, of size and location to realize the dream in its entirety for generations to come;
From the Government of Fiji, the approval in principle and participation with Team members of the project;
From our Architect, the foresight to develop plans beyond the Master Planning stage to Construction Drawings to enable construction start;
We have also received pledges, donations-in-kind from many directions, including:
– Pledges of support for operational costs from hospitality industry companies in Fiji;
– A complete library content from a college in the United States;
– Transportation support from travel and shipping industry companies.
Project Bula! Fiji Foundation ®
ENDOWMENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS, INCLUDING EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
We will be establishing separate funds for each group of partnering schools for exchange or scholarship programs, for teacher exchange, and other endowment purposes. Currently we are tracking all donations to match the intention of our donors!
“Bula” is the traditional Fijian greeting. It exudes the warmth and friendliness of the South Pacific Islanders. Thank you for your kind donation.
“Tapa” $20 Sponsor a student age 15 – 22
“Tapa” is a traditional Fijian cloth made from the pounded bark of the mulberry tree and dyed with distinctive patterns creating a stunning effect. Frequently given as a gift. Your gift of “Tapa” will go directly to help a needy student in Fiji.
“Yaqona” $50 Sponsor a Teacher
“Yaqona” also known as Kava, is the national drink of Fiji. It is sipped in ceremonies meant to honor visitors, unite, and validate their social identities. Also the Yaqona root is frequently given as a gift to respected members of the community. Kava, when not used in excess, is also said to have very strong healing properties. Your gift of “Yaqona” will help Project Bula! Fiji Foundation ® the Educational Foundation for the Children of Fiji 501c3 continue to bring Entrepreneurial Leadership educational programs, school supplies, and classrooms to the people of Fiji.
“Project Bula! ® ” $100 Sponsor a Principal
“Project Bula!” means “A Designed Plan for Life” “a message from the heart” or “a gift of love” for the Fijian students. Our foundation is named “Project Bula! Fiji Foundation because our work in Fiji is truly a gift from the heart for we take ideas and make them a reality. Each person is empowered to create a designed plan for their life!
All members provide their own funding for each of our trips to the Islands. Your “Project Bula” gift will help us continue our work by helping us provide educational materials, curriculum, school supplies, container space for library books, and medicine for our next shipment. Vinaka Vaka Levu.
“Ratu” $500 Entrepreneurial Leadership Training
By donating as a “Ratu” you can help us treat common but debilitating problems that weaken not only the individual but a complete country, illiteracy. Thank you for your generous donation. You are changing the life of future entrepreneurs and business leaders.
“Ratu Levu” $1,000 Entrepreneurial Leadership Training
“Ratu Levu” or “Great Chief” refers to a Chief that has the responsibility for overseeing several villages and sits on “The Great Council of Chiefs.” Your generosity will go far in making our Entrepreneurial Leadership Program trip a reality. Vinaka, Vinaka, Vinaka.
“Bure” $2,500 Silver Sponsor Entrepreneurial Leadership Training
“Whale Tooth” Kava Ceremony $ 5,000 Gold Sponsor Entrepreneurial Training
Is an age-old herbal root drink that was the beverage of choice for the royal families of the South Pacific. This traditional drink still plays a key role in the Fijian society where it is sipped in Royal sacred ceremonies meant to honor very special dignitary visitors, unite participants and validate their social identities contributing to the mutual well-being for all.
“Legacy Founders” Royal Ceremony $10,000
A classroom will be honored in your name and a Legacy Builders Honorary plaque will be placed on the Legacy Builders wall of the new school. An honorary ceremony will be provided hosted by the Royal Family during your visit to Fiji.