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Nepal 2016-2018

The severe earthquake of 25th April 2015 brought death and destruction to Nepal. This is an experience that leaves deep spiritual traces, especially in children.  The aim of the Friends of Waldorf Education is to support these traumatized children in the processing of their experiences.

"Such a catastrophe shocks the child's view of the world and can trigger post-traumatic stress reactions," explains Bernd Ruf, managing director of the Friends of Waldorf Education. "The child literally loses the ground under his feet and trust in stability. Suddenly it has to deal with fear, injury, death and the destruction of its surroundings. With emergency pedagogical methods, we can stabilise these children and thus prevent trauma follow-up disorders."

The mission in February was again led by Lukas Mall. He spoke to a local GIZ employee about her work and emergency pedagogy. read more

The poverty-stricken country is still suffering the consequences of the earthquakes. Reconstruction is proceeding very slowly. Strengthening the children for their future is the goal of the emergency pedagogues. read on

On 18 February 2016, nine volunteers from the Emergency Pedagogy set off for the fourth time. For the first time, a professional photographer accompanied and documented the work of the team. read on

After the severe earthquake in Nepal in 2015, an acute and aftercare intervention took place in cooperation with "Aktion Deutschland Hilft". In August 2016 another team was on site.  read on


  • +++ 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

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    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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