Into the holidays’12

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  It is over, it is done, Alhamdulillah! The second year of the école vivante finished successfully for 24 children. Now it is time for holidays. I will be off that space for… Continue reading

Three cups of Tea

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I’ve just finished this wonderful book of an American who came to found dozens of schools in the Middle East. Mashaallah, what an impressive accomplishment and what a brave man – A person… Continue reading

Images of an active School

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« To teach a young person doesn’t mean to fill an empty bucket, but it means to lighten a fire. » (Aristotle)     If it is quiet on this blog, this means that life… Continue reading

An invitation

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  Deep thankfulness is our actual feeling towards our Swiss partner school who is organizing a big beneficial happening on our school’s concern – to collect money to support the école vivante here… Continue reading

Reflexions of a Mother: Into the world of Signs

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 Thoughts of Itto, founder of the école vivante: Many of you have asked over the last months how our little deaf girl and we as a family are coping with her situation (thank… Continue reading

The School – an Annual Report

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Salaam aleikoum dear friends and readers, Over one year passed since the opening of our primary school “école vivante” in September 2010, mashaallah – A lot happened over this year: a lot of… Continue reading

Bread and Cookies

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     Thank you so much for all the interesting thoughts and comments concerning the compost toilet. I think it is a tough subject and a lot to discuss about; I will definitely… Continue reading

green living – The Compost Toilet – part one

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  It’s nearly two months now, that we used our school’s new compost toilets for the first time and I think it is the moment to give a first update: I am totally… Continue reading

Into the Holidays

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Here’s enjoying the first day of our holidays, preparing ‘Id and wishing you a peaceful blessed Friday!    

Back to school’11

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     Here’s busy with last preparations for the beginning of a new school year: building, cleaning, and painting, sorting out, planning and making everything ready for our students, a new teacher and… Continue reading