Area: Kuzguncuk, Üsküdar, IstanbulWe founded Waldorf initiative in Istanbul in 2008 and I had Waldorf teachers training for two years in Istanbul. In 2011 September we founded parent initiative Waldorf inspired kindergarten. We are looking volunteers for our non-profit and social project kindergarten. We have founded Association to be legal body We are organizing Waldorf workshops for parents. Kindergarten is in Kuzguncuk, Üsküdar in Istanbul. My name is Ömer, I am married with Evren for ten years and have two daughters. Idil is 4 and Ilke is 7 years old. Evren studied Economics and works as Project manager at an insurance company, she loves singing and music. I am Computer Engineer and work for a Bank as IT Manager. We live in Istanbul (Beykoz, Yavuz Selim distinct, 15 km to City). We love outdoor sports and active member of a Mountaineering Club. We love hiking, biking and camping, we go together with children of Kindergarten and friends of Waldorf. We have been hosting people for 10 years as member of peace organisations. We are first Waldorf inspired kindergarten in Turkey founded by Waldorf inspired parents. Our Kindergarten is open Monday to Friday from 9am till 5pm. Ömer Özkan Pioneer, founder parent
Area: PascoWe are slowly implementing sustainable projects and our future education center and biological station, in Oxapampa, Peru. It is surrounded by 15.5 ha of rain forest, two streams, riparian forest, a reforested area, and cultivation areas with local fruit crops. Our center is located in the buffer zone of the Yanachaga Chemillen National Park, which covers approximately 120.000 ha. Since 2010 the province of Oxapampa contains the Biosphere Reserve Oxapampa, Ashaninka, Yanesha. Our center intends to confront deforestation, undesired fires, threats, habitat loss and more by generating processes of sustainable resource management to ensure the conservation of the cloud forest, and the environmental services and biodiversity it harbors. By living and producing food sustainably at our center, as well as spreading the word through demonstrations and workshops, we hope to serve as a model in the future to show that things can be done in a better way. Our goals for the future - Reduce forest fires in the area by spreading awareness of alternative agricultural practices - Promote sustainable living and thinking by providing a model which others can replicate - Establish a baseline to evaluate forest and water quality and continue to monitor changing conditions through data collected by volunteers - Produce organic, native crops to create a market for these products and encourage local farmers to do the same - Link the gap between economically viable and environmentally conscious practices through example - Join forces with the next generation of global leaders in the field of ecologically sustainable human progress.
Area: Northern IrelandI AM FULLY BOOKED UNTIL XMAS. "This is the type of place where no one knows the time of the month, or what the gold standard is. The type of place where pedlars still come to...." My famous great great aunt once wrote. My name is Louise and I live in a unique location - a farm which many visitors tell me is always an amazing and sometimes life changing place to visit. It could be the peaceful and tranquil setting in a rural valley in County Down, or it could be the special atmosphere created by my wonderful ancestors who lived in the house before I inherited it from my great aunt. Whatever the reason, I am asking you to be a part of my world. The house I have been restoring for 5 years and the 5 acre garden is always in need of some TLC. The work is varied and satisfying. I am a furniture maker/teacher but spend most of my time on the farm, in the garden or restoring the house and outbuildings. The closest town, Banbridge is 4 miles away and very easy to get to by bus from Belfast or Dublin.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonMe and my husband have 2 Children, Abigail 3 and a half years old and Jacques who is 2.We have lived in france now for 3 years. we have a gite business that has 5 units which are located 100 yards from our house. we have a dog, cat, hamster and fish. my husband works very hard as a builders labourer which leaves me to look after the children and the gites. This year we have also started a new buisness and are in the process of opening a salon de thé. we live in a very beautiful part of france with plenty of places to visit and explore.
Area: AzoresI am a Portuguese musician living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I have a countryside house at the beautiful Azores islands (Portugal), where I want to implement and develop an art and culture related project: a meeting point for artists and art-lovers, to create together, learn from each other and get inspired. Also, a place for workshops, residencies and other cultural projects - or simply to relax and enjoy the beauty and quietness of the islands. The 2014 project has been postponed to 2015, so at the moment we have no spots available for work.