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Waldorf in crisis areas: Help for schools, kindergartens and therapeutic education facilities

The whole world is talking about and living with the Corona Crisis. In some parts of the world, the effects of the pandemic and the accompanying restrictions are compounded by other problems: wars as well as natural and man-made disasters lead to many refugees and severe emergencies. We would be...

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Moldova: An upper school for the Waldorf School in Chișinău

The Liceul Teoretic Waldorf School in Chișinău, the capital of the Republic of Moldova, is constructing a new building to create space for more pupils. With the expansion to a two-form entry, the school can also obtain recognition as a grammar high school.

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Georgia First Waldorf initiative in Batumi

Two years ago, the first Waldorf kindergarten was opened in the Georgian town of Batumi. In a letter to the Friends of Waldorf Education, the project team reports on the initial phase, beginning in a rented flat, the plans to build a school and the difficult time during the Corona crisis.

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WOW-Day 2020: We introduce you to schools for your fundraising campaigns

In autumn each year, pupils raise funds for Waldorf schools, Waldorf kindergartens and therapeutic education institutions around the world as part of our WOW-Day campaign. With our WOW-Day projects we introduce you to institutions that urgently need these donations. This time we take you to Myanmar,...

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Empty Classes: The new issue of "Waldorf Worldwide" is out now

All over the world, for much of this year, people's everyday lives have been impacted by the effects of the Corona pandemic. For many Waldorf Schools, Waldorf Kindergartens and therapeutic education institutions in our worldwide movement the adverse effects are threatening their very existence. Our...

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12 months - 12 fairy tales: Our fairy tale of the month

As part of WOW-Day last year, we asked all participating projects to send us one of their favourite fairy tales. Since January we have been publishing one of these fairy tales every month. Now we have arrived at the penultimate fairy tale of the year. A fairy tale about poverty, wealth, arrogance,...

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WOW-Day 2020

We have reached the halfway point of the action period for WOW-Day (29.09.-29.11.2020). So far, 39 institutions from several countries have registered for WOW-Day. 14 of them have already carried out their creative activities and collected donations of €4,784. A heartfelt thank you for this! We...

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Two natural disasters: Covid-19 and a life-threatening plague of locusts in Ethiopia

In the small town of Hawzien, in the north of Ethiopia, there has been a Waldorf Kindergarten since 2006 and a partner school since September 2014. The parents can only pay symbolic amounts to the school and kindergarten. School founder Atsbaha Gebre-Selassie and his colleagues are almost completely...

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Aid for Waldorf Schools and Waldorf Kindergartens in Slovakia

The two Waldorf Schools and Waldorf Kindergartens in Slovakia have asked us for support in a joint application. None of them receive any state subsidies, and because of the increase in unemployment among the children's parents, many contributions to the kindergartens and schools are not being paid....

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Armenia: Corona Crisis and War

In Armenia, as elsewhere, the initial Corona restrictions in force since mid-March and the closure of schools have had an impact, particularly on independent schools, which are not receiving any state support even during the crisis. It is only since September that children have been going back to...

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