The Goderich School of Sierra Leone - A Sister School of Waldorf High School
Since 2005-2006, Waldorf High School has made an annual commitment of support to the Goderich Waldorf School in the Freetown area of Sierra Leone, Africa. Founded to bring a Waldorf education to children of one of the poorest communities in the world, the Goderich Waldorf School is the only Waldorf School in West Africa. The Goderich Waldorf School support from Waldorf High School is driven by a student led committee. The Goderich Support Committee consists of students who are willing to give time and effort to raising funds for the medical, health, lunch, and building expenses at the Goderich Waldorf School. WHS senior classes have donated portions of their class funds to help support the Goderich Waldorf School; the class of 2010 gave up their senior trip entirely, sending all of their class funds to the Goderich Waldorf School and the Haiti Relief Fund. For the 2014-2015 school year, Waldorf High School raised a total of $3,700 in funds for our sister school.
Initially, Waldorf High School donations were put towards the Goderich Waldorf School's lunch program. For the past few years, we have helped primarily to support their medical fund, which provides the children with necessary vaccinations and medications, as well as supplies, such as mosquito nets to help prevent malaria. Over the years, in addition to health supplies, these funds supported the building of five small teacher quarters; bringing teachers together and helping them build a community life around the school, as well as protect the safety of the school building itself. You can learn more about the Goderich Waldorf School by visiting the Community section of WaldorfHighSchool.org.
Supporting Goderich Waldorf School is something we take very seriously at Waldorf High School - it has been extremely rewarding to see how much the Goderich Waldorf School has grown thought the years. As the Goderich Waldorf School increases enrollment, demands increase and even more support is needed to keep the school up and running. If you are interested in helping or wish to donate, please contact WHS Director of School Mara White on behalf of the Goderich Committee of Waldorf High School.