Since the great drought in the summer of 2011, millions of people in east Africe are fleeing from starvation. On top of this, political power struggles and brutal violence make the long escape route for refugees more difficult. In the refugee camp "Kakuma" in northern Kenya, a team from the "Freinds" support refugees in coping with their traumatic experiences.
Since 2010, the Friends of Waldorf Education have established a kindergarten, two child protection centres, and a school programme in the refugee camp. Local employees were trained during regular visits by the Friends at the beginning of the project. This has allowed for the complete handing over of the project to the local pedagogues and today the project is being continued independently.
Once again drought reigns over East Africa and again thousands are fleeing from hunger and violence. In June, a team from emergency pedagogy travelled to Kenya in order to support the local workers of the Waldorf-Kakuma-Project there. The focus of the mission was the establishment of emergency pedagogy work in the Reception Center of the refugee camp Kalobeyei, which was built in 2015.
Mission from 13.-27.01.2018
At the end of January, another team was on duty in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei camps. Besides the work with the children and seminars for local staff, a new playground for children was built.continue
Mission from June 24th to July 8th, 2017
During the first mission of 2017 in Kakuma and Kalobeyei, the colleagues of the Waldorf-Kakuma-Project were further trained and supported in their work. continue.
Aftercare Mission from May 17th to June 1st, 2013
The first Kakuma assignment of 2013 served to supervise the ongoing projects and to fully hand over the project to local cooperation partners. continue
After-Care Mission from November 26th to December 2nd, 2012
The fourth assignment in Kakuma was scheduled as supervision for ongoing projects. Conversations with the UN lay the ground for a further engagement in 2013. continue
After-Care Mission from July 27th to August 11th, 2012
The ‘Friends’ third assignment at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. UNICEF ranks the Songot kindergarten number 1 out of 14. continue
Crisis Intervention from January 20th to February 4th, 2012
First assignment at the Kakuma refugee camp; in cooperation with the Nairobi Waldorf School, the Lutheran World Federation, and the German Relief Coalition. continue