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WOW-Day: Support for a Kindergarten in Lebanon

Wow! Even in Lebanon, right in the middle of the refugee camp “Shatila“ in Beirut, there is a Waldorf Kindergarten. The students of the Waldorf School Karlsruhe now know that for sure. They know it from a colleague of their class teacher. Not only is Ms. Wiebelitz teacher at the neighboring Waldorf Kindergarten, but on a regular basis she travels abroad with the Emergency Pedagogy team of the Friends of Waldorf Education, providing educational first aid for traumatized children and adolescents.

Only a few weeks ago she was on site and reported back about the situation in the refugee camp. She told of poverty, violence, and desperation. Because the people have been living there already for four generations, in completely overcrowded camps. But of late there has been a ray of hope for some of the children. They can attend the Waldorf Kindergarten, founded in 2014. They can play in peace, experience security and peaceful communication, are surrounded by beautiful things, which can otherwise hardly be found in the camp.

Since this Kindergarten is financed by donations, the class 8b decided without hesitation to make their  contribution to the success of the project and registered for Waldorf-One-World Day. At Waldorf-One-World Day, WOW-Day for short, committed people all around the world collect money in many different ways and donate it to Waldorf facilities in need.

In a very short time, the students set up a stall with baked goods, homemade jam, lanterns, birdhouses, handcrafted autumnal greeting cards, beeswax papers and much more. In addition, the students offered a crafting workshop for children, where they could make greeting cards. Three students created a beautiful atmosphere in the whole schoolyard with violins and flutes.

At the end of the fair the students had collected a respectable amount of money, which the kindergarten “Bait al-Shams“ – “House of the Sun” will benefit from.

Worldwide solidarity with Waldorf facilities – that is the idea behind “Waldorf One World”, WOW-Day for short. On one day of the year, committed people collect donations in many different ways and give them to Waldorf facilities in need. For more information please click here.

Report by Christiane Stier
Class teacher at the Waldorf School Karlsruhe

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