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WOW-Day in Moldova

Moldova’s Waldorf School takes part in WOW-Day for the sixth time already. And that despite the fact that the Waldorf School itself urgently needs support, with their own school building bursting at the seams. The building urgently needs a new story; each year they have more applicants than they can accept. The lack of trained teachers is another major problem, especially in the foreign languages German, English, and French. Although the status as a state Lyceum grants some financial support, subjects such as handicrafts, needlework, painting, and Eurythmy get no state funding. Many parents have a hard time contributing to the school’s running costs. The school community can only dream of new rooms.

All the more remarkable that the school community has taken part in WOW-Day for several years supporting other Waldorf institutions around the world. “This year, in the run-up to WOW-Day, we had to overcome a number of minor obstacles”, says Natalia Vacariuc, teacher and co-coordinator at the Chișinău Waldorf School. “On the designated day it was pouring down, so we had to postpone our WOW-Day for two weeks.” In addition to a charity concert the students performed several dances and sold handcrafted dolls. A spectacular fire show was the highlight. Together with their parents, the seventh-grade students had decorated the schoolyard, hanging up hand painted flags from all over the world.

“The fall fair was a great success”, Natalia Vacariuc says proudly. The collected donations not only support the new school building of Haiti’s Waldorf School, which fell upon hard times last year. It also sets an extraordinary example for connectedness and illustrates once more how important it is to keep one another in mind in a world that is becoming ever more complex.

Worldwide solidarity with Waldorf educational institutions – that is the idea behind Waldorf One World Day, WOW-Day for short. Once a year, committed people collect donations in many different ways, giving them to Waldorf institutions throughout the world. For more information please go to: www.waldorf-one-world.org 

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