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New schools, special events or emergencies: Here you will find the latest news from Waldorf Schools, Waldorf Kindergartens and curative education institutions all over the world.

2021 List of all Waldorf Schools around the world

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The latest version of the List of all Waldorf Schools was published in May 2021. In the Waldorf World List you will find the addresses of all Waldorf Schools, Waldorf Kindergartens, Waldorf Associations and Waldorf Teacher Trainings worldwide. It is updated at least once a year and published as a PDF on our website. For more information please go to: freunde-waldorf.de.

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Joint Action: Corona Help. Reliable lessons for the children in the Khayelitsha township

The Zenzeleni School for Creative Education is located in one of the townships around Cape Town. The parents of most of the children who go to school here earn their money with their own small businesses, selling vegetables or fruit. Others find work in the hospitality industry, or in tourism. Accordingly, many parents had to accept heavy income losses in the wake of the Corona crisis. This was a particular challenge for the teachers, for whom it was important not to lose contact with the children even in times of complete lockdown. Helen Stotko, executive director of the Centre for Creative Education, describes how this was made possible by the donations received.

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Waldorf on Turkey's south coast

Where there is normally a lot of activity and life, there has been a yawning emptiness since the pandemic measures cut across normal life. With the absence of tourists, the coffers are empty and parents who send their children to the kindergarten and primary classes at the Waldorf School in Alanya can no longer afford to pay. Added to this is the increasingly difficult economic situation in Turkey with rising inflation and the devaluation of the Turkish Lira.

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This is where your donations go: CREAR in Brazil

Capao Bonito, about 233 km from São Paulo, is home to the non-profit organization CREAR. What CREAR does and how the children get to the facility, you can find out here.

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Joint Action: Corona Help. The young Kindergarten of Pampa del Infierno in Argentina

Pampa del Infierno is a very small town in the north of Argentina. In the middle of the endless grassy landscape some highly committed parents founded the Waldorf Kindergarten, Colmena Azul and also found some kindergarten teachers in the area. The Corona crisis put the young Waldorf initiative to the test. It almost seemed as if the kindergarten would have to close. But fortunately, things turned out differently, as Amelia Bertoldi and Claudio Galvan wrote to us, on behalf of the community of Colmena Azul:

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Joint Action: Corona Help. Help for an independent Waldorf School in Bristol

In the southwest of England, the Bristol Steiner School has been offering Waldorf education since 1973. When a state funded Steiner Academy was opened near the school, many students migrated because the school fees for the Waldorf School are a high hurdle for many parents. As of September 2017, the school had to close its middle and high school phases due to a lack of students. Today, it is a small, independent school for children ages 3 to 11. Many parents run small businesses or are in therapeutic professions and struggled to afford school fees due to the impact of the Corona crisis. Without support from Joint Action: Corona Aid, the school would have had to close. This did not happen, as the school's director Nicola Forder wrote to us in February:

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Joint Action: Corona Help Open-air classrooms at the Waldorf School in Alanya

Founded in 2016, the Waldorf School in Alanya teaches students from kindergarten to eighth grade. As an independent school, it receives no state support and relies on parent contributions and donations for funding. The parents of most of the children work in the tourism sector and are still struggling with heavy income losses. Thanks to the donations from the Joint Action: Corona Aid, the school has, despite everything, been able to survive. The school staff sent us their thanks in a letter at the beginning of March.

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Zanzibar: Cows for the Waldorf School

There has been a small Waldorf school in Zanzibar since 2012. In this semi-autonomous island province off the coast of Tanzania, half of the population lives below the poverty line and about 12 percent of the children are malnourished. Most of the children who attend the school come from just such backgrounds and are mainly orphans, or half-orphans. In order to improve their nutritional health, they are given milk porridge before classes start, a snack at break time, the midday meal and always some fruit, or an egg to eat on the way home, as the children often get little more than a cup of tea at home. The school management wants to become as self-reliant as possible in feeding the children and so a small school farm is gradually being set up. In 2019, about 250 chickens were purchased, which roam the extensive school grounds in the shade of clove bushes, mango trees and many other perennials. A good 200 eggs are collected daily. In addition, two cows have now been purchased, thanks in part to the support of the Friends of Waldorf Education. Both cows are pregnant, so in a few months, the pupils will be able to welcome calves and the diet will be supplemented with milk from the school's own cows. …

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WOW-Day 2020: A big thank you from the Cosmos Centre in Ghana

"Medase!" is what they say in Ghana for "Thank you!". With these words, the people from the Cosmos Center in Dormaa thank the dedicated students who participated in WOW-Day 2020. Here, you can find out where your donation will go and what the school route of the "Nsuoba" - the ‘river children’ (in Ghana, that's what children born with disabilities are called) – looks like.

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Our Project of the Month: Waldorf in Galicia

Nestled in the Galician countryside is the small, inclusive school, Meniñeiros, the only Waldorf school in Galicia, which began in 2003 with a kindergarten. Since 2009, the farm and orchard have been wonderful and much-loved places for play and learning for the children in the kindergarten and school classes. Almost all the pupils come from Lugo, the oldest and most central town in Galicia, still surrounded by a wall built by the Romans in the 3rd century.

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Waldorf Worldwide

Since 1976, the Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiners e. V. (Friends of Waldorf Education) have been supporting Waldorf Schools, Waldorf Kindergartens, social therapy, and curative education institutions as well as social initiatives in order…

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Call for donations

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…

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Project of the month

Every month we introduce you to a Waldorf school or kindergarten in the world.

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Help a child go to school

In many countries Waldorf schools receive little or no government support. We arrange sponsorships in the sense of educational vouchers. Our approach is an agreement with the local school that the additional tuition fees coming from educational…

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