There are things that each child needs to learn and that are missing in most school programs:
How to take care of this planet and reduce pollution?
How to simply be happy and find peace inside?
How to unfold their own true creative potential?
Through a combination of creative recycling, mindfulness practices and environmental education Strong Roots Team are researching on how to raise awareness towards nature.
We want to awaken the will to take care of our planet earth and explore efficient ways to make a change.
Our first journey took us to a school in Ghana where we had an amazing experience.
With Gofundme donations we could cover most of our travel cost and material expences.
Here is a little video by the children of Sorinatu School in Ghana expressing their gratitude calling each donator by name.
During one month we gave all we could and managed to do a Soundcircle using recycled PET bottles, hold singing circles, teach about permaculture lab and planted trees. We made games out of recycled materials, constructed a "eco brick" bench, painted the school walls, gave drawing classes, informed about plastic and its inpact on environment. We cooked with solar cookiers, introduced meditation and built up a recycling station.
More Fotos here
Here is the first film where I am presenting Strong Roots Project.
Here is another movie about the experience of teaching meditation in the school and the teachers and childrens feedback:
Our team for Ghana 2020 was:
Daniel Bornmann, experiental educator/climate activist/musician
Tomás de Mello Breyner, yoga teacher/writer/founder of "O pequeno Buda "
Patrícia Herdeiro, psychologist/ecotherapist/singer/meditation teacher
Lucia Custodio, visual artist, photographer
Isabel Seda, student/visual artist/musician/traveller
Diogo Quaresma, visual artist, experiences permaculture gardener
Jesse Heitkämper, student of ecological agriculture/gardener and plants lover
Eva Reitshammer, student, artist, great helper in everything
We are already planing our next schol project and are welcoming every donation.
Thank you so much for helping us making this possible!
Your Strong Roots team <3
- Ines Rodrigues
- Margherita Cattagni
- Simon Lif
- Carole Delachaux
- Birgit Dähmlow
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