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Background

The Centre for Creative Education was founded in January 1993 in response to the educational crisis that existed in South Africa at the time. The Centre raised funds from a broad range of concerned sponsors to train teachers from disadvantaged communities in the creative approaches of Waldorf education. The goal was to help bring about empowerment and healing in children who grow up under difficult circumstances.

Nelson Mandela is introduced to the ECD work of our Centre

At the same time, realising the tremendous importance of early childhood development, the Centre also embarked on training women who care for and educate children in their educare centres in township communities. The Centre's Educare Department has grown and today has over 100 women in training each year.

The Centre for Creative Education is registered as a non-profit organisation (NPO) as well as a public benefit organisation (PBO). It exists for the development of integrated and creative education - the birthright of every child - in all South African schools.

Our training is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), Austrian philosopher, scientist and educationist. For over 90 years the world-wide Waldorf/Steiner movement has continued to develop his principles of education, adapting their application to the needs of each situation, culture and country.

Central to the education is the development of qualities of appreciation, respect, understanding and social conscience in every individual so that co-operation and concern for the whole forms part of his/her natural inclination (ethos).

Donors

 

FirstRand Empowerment Foundation, administered by Tshikululu Social Investments

FNB Fund, FirstRand Foundation, administered by Tshikululu Social Investments