Altered Natives

is creating alternative education for all ages.

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✨Seed and Sow✨

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$5
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As a Seed supporter, you will help provide seeds for the farm. This will not only create learning opportunities for the students to grow their own food, but to also provide nutritious snacks/meals for the local children of our community through our outreach program. 

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Your Donation will :


  • Buy seeds for our community outreach program.  

  • Go towards the construction of our new school/community center.   

  • Give you exclusive access to our ‘school building’ and ‘farm-life’ behind the scenes videos.


 

    

✨Sprout New Knowledge✨

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$10
per month
As a Sprout supporter, you will help provide books for the school. This will enhance deeper knowledge and spark curiosity for students, to explore and discover more about the world around them.

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Your Donation will :

  • Buy books for our school and community outreach program.     

  • Go towards the construction of our new school/community center.           

  • Give you exclusive access to our ‘school buildling’ and 'farm-life' behind the scenes videos.  

✨Seedling Growth✨

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$20
per month
As a Seedling supporter, you will help provide art, music, gardening and cooking supplies. Giving students opportunities in creative growth through all these different avenues.  A way to express themselves and to also build valuable life skills.


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 Your Donation will:

  • Buy art, music, gardening and cooking supplies for our school and community outreach program.   

  • Go towards the construction of our new school/community center.    

  • Give you exclusive access to our 'school building' and 'farm-life' behind the scenes videos.

28

patrons

$286

per month

About Altered Natives

At Altered Natives, we are creating nature based learning opportunities for all ages. Our first project will literally be starting from the ground up to build a preschool for 'Siargao Wildlings'. It will also serve as a community center as part of an outreach program, for children with little or no access to education within our local community.

We moved onto our farm nearly a year ago and to be honest it has been challenging. Trying to start a preschool during a global pandemic comes with its own unique struggles, especially financially. With your support, we are hoping to raise $40,000. This will cover the costs of building the school and to start a scholarship program for the locals, in our community.

It has always been a dream of ours to create a space where anyone can come to learn and grow. To deepen their potential in different areas of ones interest, to learn new life skills and tools, and to become the best versions of themselves. We primarily wanted to focus on alternative workshops for adults...  but then realized we needed to start with the younger generation first!

Since our first visit to Siargao (a couple of years ago..), we noticed that there was a lack of alternative schools, or at least a sort of school that resonated with us.  As parents, we obviously want the best for our children.. especially when it comes to education. Ever since our children were first born we've done a lot of research to all the types of educational modalities out there. From Montessori to Waldorf, from traditional to homeschool, and unschooling to worldschooling, etc.  It was then, when we saw that there was a void for an alternative school, that we decided to take matters into our own hands and create our own. 

Our son Django (now 4 yrs old) and our daughter Teal (now 2.5 yrs old), were our main inspiration for starting Siargao Wildlings. It is a farm and nature based preschool for ages 3-6 and we use a holistic approach through child led play. We also combine elements of Forest School, Montessori, and Waldorf modalities. Research shows that early childhood education is the most fundamental stage of a persons development. Hence, we wanted to offer a holistic approach that would support a young child in all areas of their development. Not only that, but to also instill valuable life skills to benefit them in their future. 

For the last 7 months we have literally been 'homeschooling' the students at Siargao Wildlings as the school was in our house!  Although it had a homely feel to the learning experience, we feel it's now time to separate the school from our home. Hence, the reason we would like to build the new school and have a base for our outreach program as well.

As part of our mission it was also important for us to start a social enterprise. So that local children of our community could also experience a unique education that would naturally further their development. While teaching them the importance of nutrition and learn where their food comes from, And to also gain knowledge of their own capabilities through one of the best teachers, which is Nature.





✨ So this is where you would come in.... ✨
✨ To become part of our journey and to share our mission.✨


The Ways to Donate:

  • If you wish to contribute to our ongoing project.. then Patreon is the place to be! Choose from the different tiers (at the top ☝🏼), that best suits you in the way you would like to contribute.  Also, signing up for any of the Levels of Membership ( tier).. will get you up to date on our progress of the school build and farm-life!  Through 'behind the scenes' videos that will give glimpses of where your contribution is going.
  • Please note that you will be charged your initial donation and then the first of every month thereafter. 🙏
     
     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  •  We understand that a $100 and $250 contributions is a lot, and we would appreciate it beyond words..  but please know we only expect it to be a single payment for a month. So as another alternative option, you can pay for the 1 month, and if you wish to continue following our journey... then you can just downgrade to a lower contribution.  This will still allow you access to our journey and still be part of our mission! 
  • If you only want to make a one-off donation, so in that case.. please check out our 'Indiegogo' page. There you will have the same options along with a few other choices, if you wish to make a higher contribution.  Please click here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-a-new-...


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We can understand that not everyone will be able to contribute to our goal financially..  but there are other ways you can help! So being a farm and a nature based preschool, we will always need volunteers.  So please get in touch to learn more information, if this is something that calls you. When you volunteer with us, you'll then get to experience nature based learning, first hand.. at The Wildernest Farm!   ✨





Thank you all so much for showing an interest in Altered Natives and Siargao Wildings! When becoming a Patreon or donating through Indiegogo to this project, you will give us the tools and materials we need.. to start building a new educational future for all.

Many Thanks,

Chi, Boley, Django, and Teal 🌱❤️





✨ Follow Us ✨


Altered Natives:
  https://www.instagram.com/altered.natives/

Siargao Wildlings:  https://www.instagram.com/siargao.wildlings/

The Wildernest Farm:  https://www.instagram.com/the.wildernest/



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✨Sprout New Knowledge✨

Our second goal is to provide books for the preschool and outreach program.

This will then allow us to order books that align with our nature based philosophy. Also unlocking kids curiosity to dive deeper in their learning, as they explore and discovery the world around them.
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