Just recently I found out about a Waldorf school in Sierra Leone. A friend mentioned she had met a teacher from there who was on the same Waldorf teacher training course as she. I had no idea that there were any Waldorf schools outside South Africa, Kenya and Botswana. The situation in Sierra Leone is unbelievably difficult – the children at the school are mainly orphans, many of them having lost their parents to AIDS and to warfare. Many of the children themselves were pressed into being child soldiers and through the health bearing impulse of Waldorf are starting to heal. But it’s a long haul in such an impoverished country.
A number of individuals and communities, including several Waldorf schools, are helping to support this school. My old school, the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, has sent a teacher for a year. If you go to the Sierra Leone school’s website
, you can find her blog. And you can find out all about the children and the dedicated people who are running this school.
If anyone is inspired by this work, please help them out! And let us know what you do so we can spread the word!
[Please see my update to this post.]
Posted on March 18, 2008 in News