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Haiti: February 2010

Maimed, despairing, disturbed and deserted

Emergency Pedagogy for traumatized children in Haiti

On the 12.1.2010, an earthquake which reached 7,0 on the Richter Scale, shook the poorest country in the western hemisphere – Haiti. According to official estimates, this natural disaster cost over 300 000 people their lives. How many victims are still buried beneath the rubble, we’ll probably never know. Millions of people were injured and lost their homes. Everything is lacking: drinking water, food, tents and medical help. According to the British aid organization “Save the Children”, two million children are in acute danger. Many of the smallest victims of the earthquake have been left alone. “They wander without orientation through the streets and sleep next to corpses at night. The earthquake traumatized many of Haiti’s children and made them into orphans”[1]

From the 10.02 until the 25.02.2010 the “Friends of Waldorf Education” performed a Emergency Pedagogy crisis intervention operation in orphanages, hospitals, schools and tented camps for the homeless in Port.-au-Prince and Leogane.[2] In addition to the direct help for about 600 children, we were able to train 150 pedagogues in Emergency Pedagogy first aid measures.

Herzlichen Dank


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    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

Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiners e.V.

Büro Karlsruhe
Parzivalstraße 2b
76139 Karlsruhe
Tel.: 0721 20111-144
Fax: 0721 35455974
E-Mail: notfallpaedagogik[at]

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