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Philippines 2013 - 2014


Over and over again, the Philippines are struck by typhoons, earth-quakes and other natural disasters. Typhoon ‘Hayan’ however, which wreaked havoc on November 8th 2013, was the worst natural disaster ever in the Southeast Asian archipelagic state. With a maximum speed of up to 195 miles per hour it caused unbelievable damages and thousands of people were killed.

The loss of their families, friends and close relatives, as well as the omnipresent remnants of disaster impressed deep wounds upon people’s souls, which made immediate first aid by foreign relief organizations indispensable. At the same time however, the people on the Philippines have found their own way of dealing with such natural disasters: They do so by forming close ranks and facing the consequences of such catastrophes as a community.

Closing Mission from December 3rd to 17th, 2016



In December, the closing mission in Tacloban is taking place and is at the same time the first mission in the conflict-burnened region of Cotabato. continue


After-Care Mission from October 1st to 14th, 2014

In October, a supervising visit and advanced training for local teams took place in Tacloban, Manila, and Roxas. continue

Philippines: May 2014

After-Care Mission from May 18th to 31st, 2014

From the 18th to the 31st of May, further training for local collegues in child protection centres was offered in Tacloban, San Jose, and Cebu. continue

February 2014

After-Care Mission From February 1st to 15th, 2014

The close relations between the Friends and the Philippine Waldorf movement made it possible to build a Child Protection Center.  continue

November 2013

Emergency Pedagogy Crisis Intervention from November 23rd to December 7th, 2013

In addition to their work with traumatised children and youths, the emergency pedagogical team offered seminars for doctors, psychologists, teachers, and pre-school teachers. 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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