After a devastating earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Haiti, a land which struggles with poverty and war, on January 12th 2010, the emergency-pedagogic team of the Friends of Waldorf Education carried out two interventions in the troubled area. While the first emergency-pedagogic crisis-intervention in February 2010 mainly focused on the psycho-social stabilization of children and adolescents affected by the earthquake, the follow-up assignment in May 2010 focused on the advanced training and supervision of the pedagogues on site.
In cooperation with the German NGO Kindernothilfe and the Haitian NGO Acrederp, two Child Friendly Spaces were built in Leogane and Mariannie. 450 children received pedagogical support in the two Child Friendly Spaces for an extended time. In the context of this cooperation, 30 teachers were employed to continue the pedagogical work on site.
Haiti: September 2010
After-Care Mission from September 19th to October 3rd, 2010
From September 19th to October 3rd, the "Friends fo Waldorf Education" carried out their third emergency pedagogy mission in the earthquake region of Haiti, with a focus on continuing work on already existing structures. continue
Crisis Intervention from May 12th to 21st, 2010
In Port-au-Prince, a day-long conference took place for about 120 pedagogical aid workers from over 16 slum-like emergency shelters of the capital city. Also teachers from the "College Waldorf Steiner" from Port-au-Prince participated in the seminar. continue
Crisis Intervention from February 10th to 25th, 2010
“When the earth shook our orphanage collapsed. The ceiling fell onto us and trapped us. My care giver (Pierrot, 53 years old) was lying directly under me. We could hardly breathe. After two days he stopped praying. I felt him struggling with death. continue