On April 18th 2018, the first Music & Arts School opened her doors in Sekha, a small Nepalese village situated in the heart of the Himalayas. This Music & Arts School is a 413 m² building featuring four fully-equipped classrooms, a central courtyard and a stage. Professional teachers offer the children instruction in music, dance, art and theatre. Thanks to your support, over 300 children can attend music & art classes and have the opportunity to express themselves creatively.
This school is 100% funded with the gifts of our festival goers and was officially opened by Lost Frequencies who represented the People of Tomorrow.
Music, dance and arts are integral to Nepalese culture and play an important role in daily life.
In Nepal, 30% of the population is illiterate, despite the fact that primary education is free and mandatory for all children between 6 and 11 years old. In reality, only half of all Nepalese children go to school. In the remote mountain areas, this figure is even lower.
State schools tend to be of low quality, while private schools are too expensive for most children. This is one of the reasons why children who do try to get an education drop out of school prematurely. On April 25th, 2015 the country was struck by a major earthquake from which it is still recovering, making the situation even worse.
In Sekha, Nepal, children had no access to education. It took three hours to walk to the nearest good school. In 2008, Cunina started the construction of a boarding school. Today the Cunina Boarding School in Sekha has a kindergarten and primary school with 14 classrooms and a recreational area. Every day over 300 children from the villages in the mountains attend classes, proving its proper functioning and added value in the long term. The Tomorrowland Foundation Music & Arts School is integrated within the existing boarding school.