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WOW-Day: Here's where your help goes - Philippines: roof and playground

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"On behalf of our school administration and our students, who finally have beautiful school desks, I would like to thank you very much.”

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WOW-Day: Here is where your help comes into effect

Philippines, Gamot Cogon Waldorf School: roof and playground

Gamot Cogon Waldorf School is located in a rural village in Iloilo on the Philippines, 20km away from the city of Iloilo. The school can be found amid rice fields, trees, and bamboo trees. About 240 children from kindergarten to grade 12 attend the Waldorf School. Most of the parents live in the surrounding rural communities, where it’s very hard to find a job. Ever since the school was founded, the community aimed socially at making school attendance just as possible for the son of a rickshaw driver as for the daughter of a lawyer. That’s why this special Waldorf School goes to such efforts to source the school fees it’s missing.


James Sharman, school director, tells us how the WOW-Day donations work on site: “we were so excited to learn that you worked hard and supported our school with WOW-Day funds. This means so much to us in our far-away school. The funds that you raised this past year will be used to build a roof for our outdoor work classroom.  We will also use it to buy crayons and paints. We also plan to build new playgrounds especially a climbing wall that the students have been asking for a while now we work hard to stretch the funds so that we can get as many things as possible. Thank you very much for helping us with our projects!"


Take part now!

The time frame for this year’s WOW Day is from 29 September to 29 November 2020. We invite all people in curative educational and social therapeutic institutions, as well as all students at Waldorf Schools to be a part of this worldwide campaign and to organize their own WOW Day this year. 100 percent of the proceeds will be forwarded to Waldorf and social projects. You can find all the information you need here.