Friday night August 31th a group of artists united under the name “Blue Island Collective” presented their charity song and video “The Spirit of Bonaire” at Delfins Beach Resort to the press, media and stakeholders. The proceeds of the track go to the Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation (BYOF) to help the youth of Bonaire.
Blue Island Collective
Initiator Eric Gietman explained in his opening-speech that the name Blue Island Collective was chosen to reflect the band’s strong belief that the Blue Destination strategy of Bonaire is very promising for the sustainable development of the Island.
“Being a Blue Destination is not only about protecting the environment but also about giving opportunities to the people,” he said. “To us, the spirit of Bonaire means: living peacefully together, respecting each other’s backgrounds and helping each other where you can.”
The Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation
It is exactly this ‘Spirit of Bonaire’ that inspired the band to come to a heartwarming decision. With a lot of time, energy and money invested in the project, unanimously it was decided that all the sale revenues should be donated to help the future of Bonaire through its youth. The Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation (BYOF) was chosen to receive the proceeds of the sales, because of its impressive track record of giving help and opportunities to develop the local youth for many years.