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Background: The history of WOW-Day

Since 1994, WOW-Day encourages people around the world to support each other. The idea first came up in a meeting of the European Council for Steiner Waldorf (ECSWE): Astrid Bjönness, former Representative of Norway, talked about "Operasjon Dagswerk", a single day campaign, during which Norwegian high school students raised money for charity. Inspired by the Norwegian campaign the WOW-Day campaign developed for Waldorf Schools. As a cooperation partner in Germany, the German Federation of Waldorf schools supports WOW-Day since 2009. Initially the fundraising campaign took place on a pre-specified date. Over the years, the period has been extended, allowing each institution to organise their own fundraising day on a suitable date between 29 September and 29 November.

Here you can read about the development of WOW-Day and the desire of Astrid Bjönness to make a difference globally. Open PDF

WOW-Day 2017

Revenue: 338.050,62

(Update: 11.06.2018)


WOW-Day 2016

>> Thank you letters 2016
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Freunde der Erziehungskunst
GLS Bank Bochum
IBAN DE09430609670013042015
please quote: keyword "WOW"+ name and location of your school


Coordination WOW-Day
Jana-Nita Raker
Ph +49 (0)30 617026 30

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