Bea @ Knowmads: tuition and more


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My name is Bea, 
I am 24 years old.
I make Japanese flower arrangements (Ikebana); organize meditation retreats & rites of passages for young(ish) people at Shambhala International; have had quite a number of jobs here and there; love big trees; am self employed; have tried university and found we did not match, and much, much more...
I believe humanity's potential of kindness and collaboration is endless. I want to play a role in the blooming of that potential. I've found a place where I can learn how to do that.

I am now looking to deepen my search for direction, which has led me to an alternative education called Knowmads: Business school for social entrepreneurship
My year starts in February!
short video:
Knowmads in a nutshell

Alternative education because it is primarily structured by it's students;
Learning by doing
Demands your own inspiration and curiosity in order to learn and does so by:
Discovering and developing your unique qualities
Developing leadership qualities
Giving practical tools on open, appreciative communication; creative thinking; marketing and other skills.

I've been looking for a long time to find a place where my underlying faith in the worlds and humanities potentiel are both recognized and celebrated. A place where I am guided in finding my own path to help enable that potential, and a place where I can connect to other people who have the same wish.
This is what I've found at Knowmads, and wish to explore further. 

Here's 4 questions underlying the year at knowmads, as described on their website:

"1. In what world do we (want to) live?
(Sustainability & Social Innovation)
2. What do I want to contribute/change?
(Personal Leadership)
3. How do I create the organisation to get it done? (Entrepreneurship & New Business Design)
4. How do I bring it into the world?
(Marketing & Creativity)

Students develop individually, with their own learning curve and questions. At the end of the year every student gives a presentation based on these four questions. Instead of exams we talk, listen and give our students feedback on their personal development"

In total I need 10.000 euros. I will be at Knowmads for 1 year, for which the tuition fee is €5500,-
Next to study, I have time to work, which amounts to about 9 hours, which will bring in approximately €7800,- That means in addition I would also need €4500,- for support in living costs.

Will you help me go to Knowmads?

One way of supporting me is through the reward system.
The reward levels can be found below.

"..Fundamentally, it is connecting the wisdom of your own being with the power of things as they are... Out of that, you can discover magic in everything."- CTR


Ikebana in the making


Stage Ikebana arrangement at

Bright Now Festival


Ikebana at Shambhala Center Amsterdam


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