campus vivant’e – what a powerful educational initiative, an email from Morocco

„…I have been thinking of you particularly often this year – doors are opening here at the moment in the country and to the highest levels of education that we could not have dreamed of….
our being named as the only model school in the country reminds me of your school award, and all the associated responses fill me with gratitude for all that I/we have been privileged to learn from you and with you…“

Annual greeting campus vivant’e (PDF)

Dear Stefanie

Great, great, great!!!! Congratulations from the bottom of my heart.

Nothing in the world is as powerful as an idea whose time has come (Victor Hugo).

You have succeeded in bringing your vision, your tender little plant, out into the world and letting it grow into a true and important lighthouse. Without bending, without giving up your independence, you have further developed your initial vision, expanded it and achieved a radiance that has made the Moroccan state and the educational landscape sit up and take notice and now want to win you over as their comrades-in-arms. Chapeau! May you now succeed in taking this step to enable countless children and young people to attend a school like yours without losing your independence. We are happy to support you in this step, according to our possibilities.

I am writing these lines from our terrace in Andalusia, where, in good and clear weather, the mountain peaks of the High Atlas are visible. So you are always present and alive in our thoughts.

After months in Vienna and another lockdown in Austria, we „fled“ to Andalusia and are working on our new film project from here. Attached you will find the submission we made to the Austrian Film Institute. We would like to turn to the „new world“ and have woven the école vivante into it as a possible example

So I wish you all a wonderful time and I am curious to see where the paths of the former école vivante will lead.

Sincerely Jürg