GOALS


TARGET GROUP 

*Children, educators, teachers, principals, students, teacher trainers.

GOALS 
* To stimulate the development of creative and open minds in educational and other environments. 
* Help trauma & prevent further psychological harm. 
* Spread the idea of expression and the power it has.
* Activate self-empowerment & free thinking.
* Encourage individual change in turn creating social & global change.  

TOOLS
* Art Therapy,
* Free art & creative expression,
* Creative thinking methods,
* Practical tools such as ‘expression books’,
* Crea-boxes (Raw Materials)

METHODS
* Curriculum program designed for teachers and their schoolchildren.
* An expression program for organisations working with children at risk,
* Teacher training sessions,
* Individual art therapy sessions

GEO-LOCATIONS
* NEPAL - 2015 – Presently Active
* BELGIUM - 2015 – Presently Active
* MYANMAR/BURMA - 2011 - Completed
* PALESTINE - 2010 - Completed
  2018 : new start of 5-year program
* KENIA - 2018 - Field Research

PROJECTS 

*Nepal 2016 – Expression books in Education – a new subject in the curriculum where children can be themselves and show their inner self through creative expression. Children and teachers get to know each other in another way – Viewing the child as a person behind the exam marks and compulsory subjects.

*Nepal 2015 – Dream house Project after the earthquake 25.4.15 - Create and build your own dream house – art therapy.

*Myanmar / Burma 2011 – School expedition - An expedition to find really creative teaching / lecturing methods

*Palestine 2010 Young Creative Resistance - How to express your feelings about the conflict and your daily situation by art.


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Wonderwise is a non-profit organisation* working in a wide range of educational settings using Plastic Arts and Free Expression as Therapy and Personality Development Strategy.

The project introduces the Art of free ‘expression’ into schools first by providing teacher training and student sessions. Wonderwise provides the raw materials and expression books and follow-up. The expression books have been developed by Wonderwise and can be adapted to any situation and translated to any language. Wonderwise books are an ideal way to introduce free expression through Art in schools and organizations all over the world.

Currently (2017) Wonderwise is very active in Nepal. After the major Earthquake in April 2015 Griet and Sudhir launched the Wonderwise project in Nepal starting with an emergency-program in the months following the Earthquake and aftershocks. Then they started a sustainable project with sponsorship from Belgium. The Wonderwise program has now been introduced into the curriculum of some Nepalese state schools. A motivated Nepalese team is in charge due the kind sponsorship from Belgium funds.

Due to the great success of the first book Wonderwise is working on a second, focusing on children with risk of suffering from (post) traumatic stress. Early examples of this book and educational manuals are ready for review. (Feb 2017)

* Part of the Belgian Arch Support vzw