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Since the beginning of the founding of the school, we have worked on how to accompany each child to unfold their individual potential regardless of their social, economic and cultural background. As we are located in a rural area in Egypt, we have faced many challenges to create a safe space for children to explore their full learning capacity. Like many other educational institutions, during the pandemic we met a good challenge to believe in our system and stay truthful to what we have done at the same time to take it as an opportunity to experiment new methods. In this presentation, we would like to share different practices we have tried to continue our path on creating the learning space for connection with hope, healing and courage; home setting schooling, enhanced teachers training, collaboration with the Economy of Love Edu program for employees at the SEKEM factories and establishing a new school in the Bahariya Oasis Wahat.

About the Contributors: Amira Badawy has been working at the SEKEM School for more than 20 years – responsible for Primary School Teachers Training. Marwa Talal is teaching English at SEKEM School Vocational Training Center for Youth. Mona Abouleish is supervising teacher training and Eurythmy training at SEKEM school and board member of Heliopolis University and Centre for ESD (Education of Sustainable Development). Amin Abdallah has been teaching at SEKEM school for 23 years. He is part of the SEKEM School Circle, a consultant at the UNESCO Regional Office for training teachers in slum areas in Cairo, and an instructor of the Educamp & EcoGamer project in cooperation with the European Union, the E.S.D & Economy of Love EDU. Tamer Badr is teaching arts and has been a faculty at SEKEM School for more than 20 years.

Jan 15, Saturday at 10-12 EAT | Check your local time zone here


January 15
8:00 am - 10:00 am
EUR12 – EUR140
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East African Association of Steiner/Waldorf Schools
World Social Initiative Forum