BACWTT Annual Fund 2020-2021
Part 1: COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support Waldorf Teachers in Training
This has been a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all areas of our lives all around the world. It is also reminding us of our undeniable interdependence and of what we value most in our lives. Aligned with these themes, this year is also waking us up to the need to do better to address racism in our past and present.
Our Annual Fund kicks off this year with a plea to help our current students who are under extreme financial distress due to the pandemic. Later this fall and winter, our appeal will focus on issues that also need our urgent attention: the development of a more comprehensive approach in our teacher training to issues of diversity, equity and consciousness, including new scholarships for African American students to complement our existing program for Native American/Indigenous people.
We have a dream where Waldorf Education is back at the forefront of addressing issues of social justice. Just as Steiner addressed issues of economic, class, and gender inequality in forming the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart, we will be tackling these issues this year.
Many students at BACWTT are experiencing very real difficulties in being able to meet their tuition payments. While we offer generous tuition assistance, they still need your help. Their impulse and dedication to prepare for the future needs your support. Waldorf schools and Waldorf teacher education institutes like ours continue to provide the beauty and depth of a holistic and human education so needed in our world.
Please support our dream by making a donation today that will directly support BACWTT students compete their teacher training program. We need to raise $15,000 for this portion of our Annual Fund. THANK YOU!