The Inkanyezi Waldorf School

The Inkanyezi Waldorf Centre just celebrated it 21. Birthday. Remarkable when one realizes that this school – now with some 350 pupils – is located in one of the worst slums in Johannesburg. All teachers are Waldorf trained and receive ongoing Waldorf training. The parents demand that the school expands into having an 8th and a 9th grade. A Dutch Trainer/Mentor supervises the development of the school and envisages also a practical stream for the near future. The amazing two-storey building was a gift from the German government. Inkanyezi needs two more class rooms and a Multi-purpose Hall, which can also be rented out for broader community events.

Price Tag for Class room:   $50K

Price Tag for Auditorium:  $120K

read about the Inkanyezi School

read about Reason Mulaudzi’s story

read about Petros Mohorosi’s story


The Lesedi Waldorf School

Located in a rural area, 4 hours north of Johannesburg, started some 21 years ago. The school has some 192 pupils, 80 of whom are boarding.  There is so much poverty in the area, that it is always a struggle to pay the dedicated and well-trained teachers. They often had to go without any salary. The school went through a very traumatic situation where they lost their founder and one teacher in a fatal car accident. The third teacher is back after spending three months in hospital. Also one of the white trainers lost her life in that accident. It is so remarkable to have such a successful school in a very conservative area. Even the teachers of the Government school send their children to Lesedi. When their main sponsor, a German doctor who gave up his praxis in Germany, to start a local clinic on the grounds of the Lesedi School died of cancer, the school fell into even harder times.

Price Tag: $12,000 for sports equipment

and school materials

read about Emily Moabelo’s story

The Teacher Training Program in Kenya

Waldorf for Africa has taken on the support of one Kenyan woman to study Eurythmy in Cape Town. Elizabeth Achieng’ Wandolo writes in her motivational letter: “I have a fundamental urge to study Eurythmy as we have no trained Eurythmists in East Africa. I want to work with these basic human gestures to help children in my community to lead healthy and balanced lives”.   (Photos)

Price Tag:  $300 a month for a 3 year

total of $ $10,800

The Teacher Mentoring Program in Kenya

We have many qualified teachers in African Schools who are now working full time as class teachers or specialty subject teachers however they still need ongoing mentoring, support and advice. This Program trains teachers to become mentors for other teachers. The Program duration is one year. Our pilot project has started with our star pupil Sarah Munyua. $2,000 will cover the cost of one year.

Price Tag:  $2,000/yr

If you’re wondering: “How can I possibly help TURN THE TIDE for all those beautiful children and wonderful teachers and put a smile on their face because I give them hope for a bright future”... then you can donate to our projects and join us to become an even stronger and more effective organization.

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  1. Individual membership $30

  2. Small schools, companies and organizations up to 25 persons minimum $100

  3. Large schools, companies and organizations  $250

You can also help us by

  1. Sharing our message with groups you’re connected to and ask them to make a commitment of a monthly contribution

  2. By making monthly or half-yearly donations

  3. By creating a circle of friends, who all give smaller amounts but together make a difference

  4. By connecting us to organi-zations or individuals who want to do good or are looking for a good invest-ment and or tax write off

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  7. By visiting one or all of the Waldorf initiatives under our direct support

How can we help you to get into the subject and warmed up to the Message?

We can provide you with the necessary information to visit the different Waldorf initiatives in case you are planning a trip to Africa and want to see for yourself. Many people have had strong change of heart after visiting the homeland of humanity.

We can keep you updated by sending you an email progress report twice a year (minimum annual contribution of $30)

We can say “Thank You” by sending you “Courage and Love for Children in South Africa” by Truus Geraets

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