Worldwide solidarity with Waldorf institutions – that is the idea behind Waldorf One World, WOW-Day for short. For one day, committed people collect donations in many different ways and give the money to Waldorf facilities in need. For many years, the Waldorf School in Moldova has been participating in the worldwide campaign day – even though the school depends on support itself. Its status as a state lyceum brings some financial support, but subjects such as handicrafts, painting or eurythmy are not funded by the state. For most parents it is a great effort to contribute to the school's running costs. For WOW-Day 2018, the school community decided to organize a craft fair, as WOW-Day coordinator Natalia Vacariuc tells us: “We decided to keep up our tradition and to organize a bazaar. The school community opted to have this campaign day on October 6, 2018. Fortunately, the weather was fantastic. Not only the surrounding music, but the temperature was just as inviting. The ninth-graders set up stalls with baked goods, homemade jam, lanterns and jewelry, while the fifth-graders sold handcrafted autumnal greeting cards. The delicious smell of tasty food attracted many people and curious visitors to our schoolyard. The crisp, refreshing autumn air and the smoke of fried meat filled everybody’s nostrils and lungs. Besides, our students together with parents and teachers sang, danced, played, painted and sold a lot of things. With great commitment, the twelve grade students offered a crafting workshop for children, where they could make greeting cards. Be it clothing or tasty food, there was something for everybody. In addition, the seventh grade students created a beautiful atmosphere in the whole schoolyard with a wonderful choir of beautiful crystal voices. It was like a celebration, bringing together the entire school. We are happy and satisfied that everything went well. And, by the way, how pleasant it is to think that we can help others.
We collected 300 euros, which we’d like to benefit the Goderich Waldorf School from Sierra Leone. We think that WOW Day is a wonderful idea in order to help children from poorer families and to give them a warmhearted place to learn.
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2019 will be WOW-Year. This means that you can hold your fundraising activities throughout the year, even several times. Together, we would like to celebrate that the foundation of the first Waldorf School in 1919 has turned into a worldwide movement. We would like to make a powerful start into the second century of Waldorf Schools and lay the foundation for another 100 years of Waldorf.