A unique collaboration between world’s best electronic dance music festival, Tomorrowland, its Love Tomorrow Foundation, and the Belgian NGO CUNINA, has resulted in the opening of the very first ‘Love Tomorrow Music and Arts school’ in the small village of Nepalese Himalaya in Nepal.
The school was festively opened on April 16th by Sophie Vangheel, founder of CUNINA and Belgian EDM superstar, Lost Frequencies who were there to represent the global fest and the People of Tomorrow.
DJ and producer, Lost Frequencies released the following statement regarding the event:
“I FIRST CAME INTO CONTACT WITH THE LOVE TOMORROW FOUNDATION AND THEIR PLANS TO BUILD A MUSIC SCHOOL IN NEPAL AT TOMORROWLAND 2016. I WAS INSTANTLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE PROJECT. THAT’S WHY I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT THEY ASKED ME TO TRAVEL TO NEPAL WITH THEM TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE SCHOOL ON BEHALF OF TOMORROWLAND AND ALL PEOPLE OF TOMORROW.
MY PERSONAL STORY ALIGNS PERFECTLY WITH THIS PROJECT. AT HOME, I WAS GIVEN EVERY OPPORTUNITY AND THAT INCLUDED TIME AND SPACE FOR CREATIVITY. I CHOSE TO EXPRESS THIS IN MAKING MUSIC AND LEARNING TO PLAY INSTRUMENTS. WITHOUT THOSE OPPORTUNITIES, I WOULD NEVER HAVE BECOME A MUSICIAN/DJ. THAT’S WHY I THINK IT’S FANTASTIC THAT THE CHILDREN HERE IN SEKHA CAN NOW HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AS WELL!”
Over 300 children are expected to enroll in the education institution, which covers over 400 m2 and is integrated with the CUNINA boarding school building. All sponsored to attend will receive music lessons for both classical and traditional Nepal instruments.
The Love Tomorrow organization currently has plans to create more music schools over the next few years. You can find out more about the cause and ways to contribute here!
Check out the video below!