A fabulously successful £7,616.12 was sent to the Goderich Steiner School in Sierra Leone in our first Connecting Continents initiative.
The Goderich Waldorf School is at present the only Steiner-Waldorf school in West Africa. It was founded in 2001 by Shannoh Kandoh, a Liberian social worker working in Sierra Leone, at the end of a ten-year civil war in which thousands of children were conscripted as soldiers and rebel groups destroyed entire villages. The school served a population of children orphaned or displaced during the war, children who early in life learn to work for their survival, some as street vendors, others as beggars, drug dealers, or worse. Sierra Leone’s weak economy and lack of basic social services mean that the school’s students are still at risk of malnutrition, exploitation in child labour, illiteracy and eventual unemployment as young adults. The Goderich Waldorf School offers them not only primary education, but a safe haven where they can receive nutritious meals and medical care.
Connecting Continents Team!