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Emergency Pedagogy in the Turkish earth quake zone

On February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.5, occurring in quick succession, caused widespread destruction in parts of Turkey and Syria. More than 50,000 people were killed - including at least 45,968 in Turkey and 7,259 in Syria - and thousands were injured. The earthquakes also…

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Seeding the Future: Emergency Pedagogy in La Danta, Colombia

In January 2022, Pedagogía de Emergencia Colombia (the National Centre of Excellence for Emergency and Trauma Education, Colombia) received a call for help from the town of La Danta. The town has been suffering from severe armed conflict for many years, the result of a flourishing drug trade in the…

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Waldorf students build a playground in the area hit by flooding

In June 2022, initiated and accompanied pedagogically by the emergency education department of the Friends of Waldorf Education, and financed by donations from the action alliance, Aktion Deutschland Hilft, pupils of classes 10, 11 and 12 of the Silberwald Waldorf School in Stuttgart built a…

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Hungary: Activities for refugee families in Miskolc

At the end of March, an Emergency Pedagogy team from the Friends of Waldorf Education visited the Hámori Waldorf School in northern Hungary. The school community wanted to become active in the face of the situation of refugees in their town and help on several levels. The emergency pedagogical…

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Emergency Pedagogical Workshop in Slovakia: "My experiences are still very fresh"

The Kiev Waldorf teacher Polina Viktorova decided to leave Ukraine with her child and went to Slovakia. On 27.03 she took part in an emergency pedagogical seminar of the Friends of Waldorf Education in Bratislava Here she reports on the experience of her own trauma and the effect of emergency…

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Rhythmic work in Emergency Pedagogy: Being able to feel one's own body again

Minka Görzel-Straube has been working voluntarily as an emergency pedagogue for many years. She has already accompanied and partly led more than 50 interventions. She also led a workshop in Krakow, which took place in March 2022 and was primarily aimed at teachers who are currently looking after…

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Suddenly the lights go out

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, sirens and power cuts have become part of everyday life even in western Ukraine, which is less affected by military attacks. During our intervention, we were able to directly experience this everyday life of war - with the chance to react directly to the…

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Emergency Pedagogy in Ukraine

For several days, an Emergency Pedagogy Team has been working in the border region and also in Ukraine. In a video diary, Lukas Mall describes the situation at regular intervals.

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Ukraine: Fleeing the war

The Friends of Waldorf Education is preparing a series of actions to help traumatized, frightened refugees on the borders of Ukraine, as well as those who remain in Ukraine.

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Volcanic eruption on La Palma: Emergency pedagogical mission

For a month, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma has been spewing lava and soot. Air traffic to the island is now possible again. According to the European Union's Copernicus Emergency Monitoring Service, 1817 buildings have fallen victim to the boiling lava since the volcano began erupting. More…

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