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After a devastating earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Haiti, a land which struggles with poverty and war, on January 12th 2010, the emergency-pedagogic team of the Friends of Waldorf Education carried out two interventions in the troubled area. While the first emergency-pedagogic crisis-intervention in February 2010 mainly focused on the psycho-social stabilization of children and adolescents affected by the earthquake, the follow-up assignment in May 2010 focused on the advanced training and supervision of the pedagogues on site.

In cooperation with the German NGO Kindernothilfe and the Haitian NGO Acrederp, two Child Friendly Spaces were built in Leogane and Mariannie. 450 children received pedagogical support in the two Child Friendly Spaces for an extended time. In the context of this cooperation, 30 teachers were employed to continue the pedagogical work on site.

Haiti: September 2010

After-Care Mission from September 19th to October 3rd, 2010

From September 19th to October 3rd, the "Friends fo Waldorf Education" carried out their third emergency pedagogy mission in the earthquake region of Haiti, with a focus on continuing work on already existing structures. continue 

Haiti: May 2010

Crisis Intervention from May 12th to 21st, 2010

In Port-au-Prince, a day-long conference took place for about 120 pedagogical aid workers from over 16 slum-like emergency shelters of the capital city. Also teachers from the "College Waldorf Steiner" from Port-au-Prince participated in the seminar. continue

February 2010

Crisis Intervention from February 10th to 25th, 2010

“When the earth shook our orphanage collapsed. The ceiling fell onto us and trapped us. My care giver (Pierrot, 53 years old) was lying directly under me. We could hardly breathe. After two days he stopped praying. I felt him struggling with death. continue


  • +++ 18.11.2018 +++

    Disaster in Indonesia

    The severe earthquake and tsunami in October brought death and destruction to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.  In order to support the traumatised people in coming to terms with their experiences, an emergency education mission took place in the crisis region in November. more

  • +++ 01.11.2018 +++

    Help for the Philipines

    A team of the emergency pedagogy flies from 27.09. to 08.10. to the Philippines. Together with four local colleagues they will support the victims of the typhoon "Mangkhut". The storm caused serious damage in the Philippines and cost the lives of many people. Landslides and mudslides further aggravate the situation. more

  • +++ 10.11.2018 +++

    Mission in Gaza

  • +++ 13.07.2018 +++

    NOTE: Annual Emergency Pedagogy Conference 2019

    From 20 to 23 June 2019, the eighth annual emergency pedagogical conference will take place in the premises of the Parzival Centre in Karlsruhe.
    Under the title "Emergency pedagogy - How pedagogy can help injured (children's) souls", we will focus on the basis of emergency pedagogy at our next annual conference.

    Program and further information


Friends of Waldorf Education

Emergency Pedagogy
Office Karlsruhe
Parzivalstraße 2b
76139 Karlsruhe
Tel +49 (0)721 20111-144
Fax +49 (0)721 20111-180

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