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Centennial projects for WOW-Year

On your plates, get set, go! Run for school meals

Can you imagine sitting in class with an empty stomach? Thank goodness there's something tasty in the cafeteria. What a luxury! Because not every Waldorf school in the world has its own school kitchen. But it is important to regularly recharge your body’s energy stores. That is the only way one can discover the secrets of black holes or solve mathematical puzzles. A daily school lunch is especially important for all those students whose parents live below subsistence level and send their children to school without a breakfast or snack. But the food should not just be filling; it should also be tasty and varied. Since many Waldorf Schools do not receive state support, a plate of food for every child is only possible through donations – that is what we would like to run for together in 2019!

If you would like to support this project, please indicate the keyword "school meals" when registering.

Run for the youngest ones

In 2019 we would like to support Waldorf kindergartens, which give children protection and loving care from an early age on. For many young families, managing their daily lives is a challenge. There is barely enough money for food, rent, and clothes. Often, both parents go to work to secure the family income. During the day, the children are on their own. In some parts of the world they even roam the streets, where they are defenseless against crime and violence. In a kindergarten they find a secure place, a safe home where they can play and receive the care that their own parents cannot offer them. Let's start together - and enable our little ones to have a carefree childhood right from the start!

If you would like to support this project, please indicate the keyword "kindergarten" when registering.

Tailwind for pioneers

Together we want to take off into the second century of Waldorf Education. In 2019, we want to support people who have the courage to found a Waldorf school. These pioneers are breaking new ground and creating an alternative to the state systems. With untiring commitment, they fight against the severe obstacles and restrictions in the respective country, building islands of humanity that give children a warm place to learn. But strength alone is not enough if there is no money to pay the electricity bills, buy school materials, or pay the teachers a small subsidy to their meager salary. Our donations relieve the pioneers of many a heavy burden - and provide a tailwind on the way ahead!

If you would like to support this project, please indicate the keyword "pioneers" when registering.

Your school will transfer the money you collected directly to the Friends of Waldorf Education and we will forward 100% of it to the projects worldwide. We will cover the administrative costs, so that not one cent is lost.

If there is a specific Waldorf institution that you already feel connected to, e.g. your partner school, please state the exact name when registering. If you would like to leave the destination of your donation open, this is of course also possible. Your donation will be used where it is urgently needed.

2019 is WOW-Year

We're celebrating the 100th birthday of the Waldorf schools. As a jubilee campaign, you can collect donations at any time in 2019.

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Projects around the world

In most countries Waldorf institutions are not subsidised by the state. Many are fighting for their existence. Here we would like to present to you some projects in need of your support.

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