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Projects Around the World

The money raised by you, is forwarded by your school to the Friends of Waldorf Education and from there the amount reaches the projects around the world at 100%. We take over the administrative costs so that not one cent is lost. You can either donate towards the general WOW-Day Fund or to one or more projects of your choice. A selection of projects, can be found on this page.

  • Through the general WOW-Day Fund we support projects that are in need of urgent assistance and have applied for funding. In this way we can also help smaller projects, which do not have a large donor base yet.
  • If you would like to support a specific project, you can inform us at any time, up to the time until your donation reaches us.

In addition, there is also the possibility to support other projects, if you have a personal relationship with them. Even in these cases we are happy to take over the forwarding of donations. Please talk to us so we can figure out the details of such individual cases.

Argentina: CultivArte

About ten years ago, a wonderful initiative came to life in one of the suburbs of Buenos Aires, offering a creative afternoon care to children from disadvantaged families.

Brazil: Jardim do Cajueiro

The Brazilian community school aims to create a healthy environment for children to grow up an learn, especially those who live in poverty and are socially excluded. Your support is important!

Brazil: C.R.E.A.R.

The children and young people who come to C.R.E.A.R. are often accustomed to the dramatic effects of poverty: alcoholism, violence, drugs are common realities of their daily life.

Brazil: Salva Dor

For many years in Salvador de Bahia, little children are taken off the streets to receive loving care and three meals a day at the institution Salva Dor. Their own families are often not able to provide this kind of care.

Georgia: Michael School

The Michael School is a curative education school in Georgia, with a clear concept of education, training and social inclusion for children with intellectual and physical development difficulties.

Georgia: TEMI Social Work

TEMI is a community in the north-eastern Georgian village Gremi. More than 70 people aged between 0 and 80 years, coming from a variety of backgrounds, are living together like a large family - without any state support.

Ghana: Cosmos-Centre

So far there are only a few facilities for children with disabilities in Ghana. The Cosmos-Centre cares lovingly for about seven children and gives them a safe home.

Guatemala: Caracol Waldorf School

The Waldorf School “Caracol” in San Marcos La Laguna, has students from families belonging to the Maya tradition, as well as immigrant families. Financially, the money obtained through school fees is not yet sufficient for the daily needs.

India: Darbari WS

In Darbari, a small village in the Thar Desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan, recently opened a young Waldorf school, which gives poor children a perspective and education that would otherwise be unavailable to many of them.

Kenya: Mbaghati Waldorf School

The Mbaghati Rudolf Steiner School in Nairobi is a growing school in the Maasai plains. People come from all over Kenya to Rongai, to look for work, and recently there has been a new wave of refugees that arrived as a result of violence.

Moldova: Waldorf School

The Kishinev Waldorf school was founded in 1992. To date, it has remained a government school that has been able to gain pedagogical autonomy after long negotiations and that connects state requirements with the Waldorf curriculum.

Nepal: Shanti Sewa Griha

Shanti Sewa Griha provides social work for people in Nepal who live on the margins of society: the poor, lepers and people with disabilities. Over time, a Waldorf school, a kindergarten, a farm, workshops, a clinic, a soup kitchen, and even two villages have been created.

Pakistan: Roshni Green Earth School

In Lahore there is a social therapy initiative developing, which offers three different workshops. The Green Earth School Roshni now has permanent premises, which allows for 140 children to benefit from Waldorf education.

Philippines: Gamot Cogon School 

Gamot means roots or medicine, Cogon is a kind of grass, which is known for its extensive network of roots and its healing properties. Over one hundred students, mostly from the rural, economically disadvantaged neighborhood come to class every day.

Haiti: Rural Waldorf School

It is early morning. The little 8-year-old Alexandre runs with swift feet up and down the mountain trails. Every day it takes him two hours on foot to reach his school.

Colombia: CES Waldorf

At the periphery of Bogota, Colombia's capital city, rural refugees seek a new life under the toughest conditions. There CES Waldorf helps with tutoring in reading, writing or mathematics.

Colombia: Arca Mundial

In Medellín, people with disabilities aged between 1-28 years have the opportunity to educate themselves and learn skills such as weaving, baking and carpentry.

Peru: Pro Humanus

In the fertile valleys of the high Andes where dwellings are made out of mud bricks there are people who still speak the Quechua language. Far away from modern life  a "school on the move", integrates local traditions with Waldorf education.

Peru: Estrella del Sauce

Waldorf education becomes accessible to poor people in Peru. Now there is a small initiative in an Amazon village, offering an English class, afternoon classes and holiday care.

Sierra Leone: Goderich Waldorf School 

The Waldorf School in Rokel is located in one of the poorest countries in the world. After years of civil war, peace has finally been restored. The school is an oasis that gives children hope for a better future.

Südafrika: Acacia Tree Nursery School

The Acacia Tree Nursery School is a small Waldorf nursery on the east coast of South Africa. The children are from very poor circumstances. In the Waldorf kindergarten they find a loving place where they can blossom and be simply a child.

South Africa: Educare Kindergarten

In the townships of Cape Town about 40 Educare Centres open their doors daily. Dedicated women get the kids off the streets and give them room to play and learn, far away from drugs, crime and violence.

South Africa: Zenzeleni Waldorf School

In the township of Khayelitsha live an estimated one million people. Most parents are looking for a good education for their children outside the township. But for high quality education they can also just visit the local Waldorf School.

South Africa: Lesedi Waldorf School

The remote location Madietane is home to the Lesedi Waldorf School. Especially the boarding school allows the children to attend school, as most parents cannot afford daily transportation to school.

Tanzania: Hekima Waldorf School

Since 1997 the Hekima Waldorf School offers Waldorf education in Dar es Salaam. In Tanzania, the educational situation is rather bad. Large classes with 100 children are not uncommon.

Tajikistan: Waldorf School

The work of the Waldorf initiative is much appreciated by parents, which is why they fight hard for its survival on a political level. They could not change, however, that the state authorities claimed the school building and have forced the school to move.

Vietnam: Waldorf Kindergarten

In and around Ho Chi Minh City, there are three Waldorf educational kindergartens. The Dieu Giac kindergarten first began its work in 2002 with 30 children. The second one is the  Thanh Lan kindergarten, which opened its doors in 2006. Later the Tho Trang Child Care Center was founded as well.

WOW-Day 2018

Revenue: 203.985,43 €

(Update: 10.01.2019)


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