If you want to educate others, you yourself need to be educated. If you want to have any kind of influence on young people, you yourself need to stay young and continuously work on yourself.

 

Simon Gfeller, Swiss teacher and author (1868 - 1943)

Event

Title: Social Initiative Forum 2019
Start date: 12.12.2019
End date:  - 15.12.2019
Description: 

 

Unfolding Individual Potential for the Future: Huge International Event at SEKEM

 

The Social Initiative Forum of the Goetheanum Worldwide takes place for the first time in Egypt.

 

Program: https://www.sif-egypt.org/copy-of-programme

 

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdRohUVP4o0FxvKZcqcK095GD5LRQ7dndebclFwd689V8aCQ/viewform

 

The Social Initiative Forum first started in 2000, aiming to create a network of support for anthroposophical social organizations and individual workers to empower their members and participants. The forum previously took place in Switzerland, Brazil, USA, Argentina, South Africa, and India and is planned to take place in Egypt for the first time, in collaboration with SEKEM and Heliopolis University from 12 to 15 December.

 

Unfolding Individual Potential for the Future is one of SEKEM’s Vision Goals for 2057, which is in focus in 2019. This Vision Goal in interlinked with education and pedagogy, which is why we invite people from different educational backgrounds to brainstorm and come up with creative and practical pedagogical solutions and practices to help the unfolding of the individual’s potential.

 

The four day program includes talks, discussions, workshops for skills and arts and artistic performances through the Space of Culture program. The keynote speakers will be Margret Rasfeld, Co-founder of Schule im Aufbruch (Berlin), Benjamin Cherry, Coordinator of the China Waldorf Forum and teacher trainer, Aonghus Gordon, Founder of Ruskin Mill Land Trust, Ousmane Aly Pame, PhD. Professor, President of GEN Africa & REDES, Ha Vinh To, Eurythmist & Gross National Happiness consultant, Simone Helmle, Researcher and Executive Member of the Demeter Academy, James Sleigh, Managing Director at Camphill Village West Coast, Alexander Schieffer, Co-founder of Trans4m, Joan Melé, President of Fundación Dinero y Conciencia & Ethical banking in Latin America. 

 

The SIF  is a chance, not only for educators but for anyone who is interested in his own potential unfolding or the one of others to exchange on knowledge, challenges and experiences. SEKEM also shares its example in several fields: basic and higher education, through SEKEM School and Heliopolis University, in ecology, economy as well as lifelong learning.

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