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You may have noticed the small change on our front page: Our newsletter has a new name. Under the title “Waldorf Worldwide” you will be able to explore all those things you are used to in this magazine, that is to say, news from Waldorf schools, kindergartens, training centers, curative educational and social therapeutic institutions around the globe. In this issue we would like to focus on a special topic: food.
Far too often, we underestimate the importance of a nourishing diet during school time, as well as the challenges running a school cafeteria brings with it. In most families around the globe, both parents are at work during the day and thus need to rely on all-day care offers, which also have to feed the children. As you will read in this issue, some parents are hardly able to feed their families because of a low income. But, of course, there is more to school lunch than just being filling. To be able to learn well, children need a sensible, thought-out diet: education needs nourishment. Additional information on school meals can also be found here on our website.
In the fall/winter issue of our newsletter, our main topic will be the work of mentors: experienced educators accompany young schools and kindergartens or initiatives that are about to found. Not only do the mentors have to impart the phases of child development as well as educational methods and tricks, they also have to get involved with the local cultures by integrating them into their work. Just as every teacher learns together with her students, mentoring means that not only their protégés are learning to teach, but also the mentors themselves, by observing how learning can succeed in a particular country under specific circumstances. You can read how this can be done in practice – and much more – in this issue.
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Waldorf Education in Taiwan
While last fall we went looking for stories about finding the courage to make a new start, transformation is the recurring theme of this issue of our newsletter. Taiwan’s Waldorf movement for example, is trying to transform its organization towards a more structured and supporting body. In this manner, they recently founded the National Taiwan Waldorf Association, which has emerged from the Taiwan Waldorf Forum and is now going to support the founding of new schools. In Haiti’s École du village it is chiefly about returning to the habitual rhythm after the storm, which caused a lot of damage. But it is also about protection from future damage. Read all about this and more in the latest issue of our newsletter.
In this edition you can read stories about the courage to begin. For example, from Myanmar, which slowly awakens from the rigidity of the past military regime. Or from Greece, where parents are searching for prospects for their children.
Waldorf education in Mexico
In the current issue you can read about the development of Waldorf education in Mexico, an inspiring training course in Kyrgyzstan and social therapy work in India.
Looking to the east
In our current issue, we turn out attention to Eastern Europe. You may read about the dragon festival and the start of upper school classes in Lithuania, about the long path to an own building in Russia and about a long-term experiment on Waldorf education and civil society in Ukraine.