Almost three years ago, as part of their voluntary service, Elisabeth Rybak and Paula Kiefer built a kindergarten in Misiones in the rainforest of Argentina. The indigenous village of Ñamandu has a school for the children of the Mbaya-Guaraní culture, but he state does not provide funding for a kindergarten alongside the school. However, the small children still come to school with their older brothers and sisters. And so, without further ado, the two volunteers founded a kindergarten. After a short time they received help from other Argentinian Waldorf Kindergartens and from Germany.
Elisabeth and Paula and other volunteers, who have worked in the kindergarten, continue to their support. They collect donations, run a blog and recently, they made a wonderful film about the kindergarten and the Mbaya-Guaraní culture.
Like all schools and day-care centres in Argentina, the kindergarten had to close with the Covid 19 pandemic. In order to keep the children well looked after, lunch is cooked for them every day.