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.
During this time of the Corona pandemic some schools find it difficult to keep children and their families in the school community when parents lose their jobs and their incomes. The Escuela Libre Micael, founded in 2013 in the southwest of Buenos Aires, is doing its best to hold the school community together. All the teachers decided to reduce their salaries to 75% and the parents promised to pay as much as they can for school fees. Most of the parents are deeply involved in the school and their shared community project. They contribute a range of goods and products for sale, organise markets and bazaars, hold seminars and workshops, and stage performances - all to raise money for their school. Strong school communities that work together, for each other, are better equipped to survive crisis and cope with external deprivation and, in doing so, work to shape their future opportunities.Learn more
The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) links educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build the defences of peace in the minds of children and young people. The over 11,500 ASPnet member schools in 182 countries work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice. We would like to implement a network of Waldorf UNESCO Associated Schools to connect the Waldorf UNESCO Associated Schools worldwide, to exchange experiences, knowledge and good practices with schools and communities. You can find a list of Waldorf UNESCO Associated Schools worldwide here.Learn more
Almost three years ago, as part of their voluntary service, Elisabeth Rybak and Paula Kiefer built a kindergarten in Misiones in the rainforest of Argentina. Elisabeth and Paula and other volunteers, who have worked in the kindergarten, continue to their support. They collect donations, run a blog and recently, they made a wonderful film about the kindergarten and the Mbaya-Guaraní culture.Learn more
The Guainumbi social therapy facility is located on the outskirts of São Paulo in Brazil. It works with people with disabilities who come from disadvantaged and vulnerable families. Normally, they receive three meals a day and take part in therapeutic workshops such as baking, carpentry, music, theatre, dance and gardening. They also learn reading, writing and arithmetic. The institution started as a small project. Like all schools and community facilities in Brazil, Guainumbi had to close down with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic. Activities and workshops are now as impossible as eating together. So far, we have been able to provide € 15,470 through donations to our appeal, Mitigainge the consequences of the Corona Crisis. This money will enable the families of the people we care for to be provided with food and hygiene supplies for three months. Twice a month packs are distributed to 118 households.Learn more
How did Waldorf education come to Cambodia? And how is Waldorf education developing and growing there? In Phnom Penh there is a large international community. As in any other Asian city, a number of English, Hungarians, Australians and Americans work and need care for their small children. And they bring with them thoughts and quite clear ideas about how their children should grow up. So, Waldorf education arrived in Phnom Penh through the interest and activities of some of the mothers in this international community.Learn more