WHO

TEAM


GRIET DEKNOPPER - Belgium
Art therapist & Teacher Trainer of Wonderwise.  
Pedagogue at the Higher Institute of Erasmus Brussels (Belgium) & Knowledge Center for Urban Education & Creative Coaching (Belgium) & Freelance Art Therapist.

WARDA SAMARA - Palestine
Coordinator of Wonderwise Palestine.

Together with her sister Malaka she translates tools of Wonderwise into Arabic. She is project consultant and volunteers for organizations in Palestine and Germany. 

DIRK DIELTJENS - Belgium
Coördinator of Wonderwise Nepal. 
Initiator, activator, facilitator, teacher trainer...

with a strong believe of the importance of expression and creativity in life and education! 

CHRIS EDWARDS - England
A volunteer and sailor, helping to correct our way of speaking English ;-) 

NIALL - Ireland
Living and happily married in Nepal, Niall helps Wonderwise through correcting the English language on the website.

LOTHAR DEKEGEL - Belgium
Lothar volunteered in Nepal as an English Teacher and coördinated for Wonderwise the expressive art-session at a monastery in Kathmandu.
In Belgium he organizes the yearly CHILDRENS ATELIER during the World Month in Halle.


KATLEEN LAUWEREINS & NICOLE LEUMMENS - Belgium
They organize and support actions to help Wonderwise financially

PEGGIE DE SAGER - Belgium
Creative and spiritual personalities, helping the creative workshops of Wonderwise to come true



Griet
Warda 
Dirk


Lothar

Chris
Peggie
Nicole
Niall














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