16 days of activism 24th November to 10TH December 2017

The 16 days of activism is a campaign that runs globally with the aim of putting an end to SGBV (Sexual gender based violence). Each year there from 25 November, “the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, to  the 10th of  December which is the Human Rights Day. Every year UNHCR develops its own theme related to issues that are relevant to the working environment. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.In the Kakuma refugee camp this includes direct programming, involvement in community-based protection involvement in community-based protection, child protection, education and SGBV prevention and response. Every year a different theme is developed this year’s being Leave no one behind. All agencies in kakuma led by UNHCR take part having leading roles in the different days. The is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year Waldorf Kakuma Project together with LWF will take the lead on the 6th of December at the Kalobeyei settlement scheme. The activities will be centred on the theme leave no one behind.

Emergency pedagogy Intervention January 2018

Since the Project’s inception in 2012 there has been seven international interventions have been conducted in Kakuma by  the Emergency pedagogy team led by Bernd Ruf  . These interventions are addressed at psychologically traumatized children and adolescents. Emergency pedagogy helps stabilize affected individuals psychologically and socially. This is done by supporting them in their efforts to process the traumatizing events, and thereby integrate them into their own biography. Through the activation of the body‘s self healing powers, possible long-term post-traumatic stress disorders can be minimized or avoided altogether. The emergency pedagogic interventions are based on conceptions of Waldorf education and closely related therapeutic activities.

The international team comes in to support the Kenyan team working with the children and also offering trainings in the afternoon to the teachers. After an opening event, daily lectures about developmental pedagogical questions in the psycho traumatic context are held. In addition to general questions about psychotraumatology and emergency pedagogy, there is usually a special focus on child development and developmental disorders in light of traumatic experiences. Focus is also given on the artistic activities, movement, and rhythmic exercises. The next intervention is scheduled to take place in January 2018

Partnerships February 2018

We recognize the huge efforts done on ground by UNHCR and the medical partners in Kakuma and Kalobeyei in provision of healthcare to the refugees and we would like to support this by  bringing specialized healthcare nearer for a period to the refugee community. In partnership with the medical organisations in the Kakuma camp, and a German based organization, we shall work together to enable refugees access specialized health care for a period of a week. This partnership will happen in the month of February 2018.

Freedom Found March 2018

The Freedom Found Project is a ten days intensive day programme; bringing the gospel of liberation and freedom to hundreds of youth and adolescents. Waldorf shall carry out this project in partnership with Strategic Applications International (SAI) and Nazarene Compassionate Organization (NCO) in the month of March 2018. The youth and adolescents will emerge from the programme having gained skills and experiences that prepare them to better serve in their homes, schools and communities. Participants will be equipped to provide leadership in the worlds in which they live and serve and will promote gender inclusion and empowerment at every level of the program. It will also involve peer to peer mentorship by fellow youth from the Nazarene University of Kenya as well as youth from two universities in America.