Our School

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In 2010 my husband and I founded, with the help of our Swiss friends and many other people’s support, the social youth centre campus vivant’e and elementary school école vivante  – the lively school, in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
Our mission is to provide a place of continuous growth, education and joy for the people of that remote valley in active exchange with people from all around the world.

Since 2007 we established école vivante ‘s eclectic pedagogic concept , which is adapted to local needs and based on deep respect for the personality of every child in regard of his strengths and weaknesses. The vivante-schools (elementary and midde school) offer a full and global formation, following the national Moroccan curriculum, based on the Islamic faith and enriched by local traditions as well as by the discovery of the whole world and other cultures.
The main focus of the education is put on the development of individual talents, on the encouragement of independency, creativity and personal expression through the connection of theory with reality, practical work, language and art.

The training at the campus vivant’e fosters in its students a healthy and peaceful spirit and a strong and courageous nature: rooted in the Muslim faith, in the Berber culture, but curious and eager to learn new things and to join the world in meaningful ways.

In september 2016 the middle school collège vivant’e opened it doors and currently we work on the extension of the whole project towards a place of light and growth, with chances of development for each and everybody who likes to participate and to engage in a peaceful intercultural dialogue.
The campus vivant’e is actually processed by permaculture methods and we are planning a professional-vocational training and a high school –  so, little by little, this project develops into an entire educational center, with guesthouses, a gym and multipurpose-hall and with a leisure program for the public, inchaallah.

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We developed this “lively school and campus” to encourage sustainable growth of the local population, with a very human-holistic philosophy and in a vivid exchange with people from the whole world.

  • building further programs for peaceful exchange and better citizenship worldwide, striving to become better citizen and encouraging mutual understanding and tolerance,
  • inspiring and helping the youth develop towards their talents and dreams and being of useful service,
  • giving children, but also adults, empowerment to build a fulfilled life and future,
  • supporting leadership and courage for change,
  • growing together with roots and wings towards new horizons,
  • creating together a wold of light, love and peace,
  • believing that everything is possible “yes, we can!”

The campus vivant’e is a pioneer project and a place of intercultural dialogue, of education, development, encouragement and support, alhamdulillah.
It is a place where people from all different social backgrounds, of different races, faith and languages are united. It’s here where old meets new, where traditions and customs are cultivated and where peaceful meetings between people of the whole world happen.


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If you like to participate in developing the campus and in carrying out our mission to offer a place of learning, of peace-work and growth, we are happy to cooperate with you and to get your support.

Our students come from different social strata and have sometimes very poor backgrounds. Your financial help is inevitable for the existence and the operation of our schools and guarantees a high quality education and positive chances for all the pupils at the école and college vivant’e.
We are looking for courageous people who want to be the change they wanna see in the world.
You are welcome to financially promote small objects, material or a definite project, to take over a sponsorship for a student, to support us in our operating cost coverage or to help us with a big donation in buying more land and in realizing the whole campus.

Do you want to support Itto’s school and help that community-project in the rural Atlas mountains ? 


Information and donation :

Detailed information about the project : www.campusvivante.com

Actual news: www.ecolevivante.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ecolevivantemaroc

Our Bank account in Morocco:

Name of the holder: Association Vivante
Name of the bank: Attijariwafa Bank
Agence Daoudiate Marrakech (204)
Bank account number: 000204 E 000 304 846 21110
IBAN: MA007 450 000 204 5000 304 846 77

Bank accounts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland you find here
If you like, we can send you an official donation confirmation.


We sincerely thank all people, groups and organizations for their support, encouragement and company on the growing of the campus vivant’e!
Barak Allahu fikoum.  



6 thoughts on “Our School

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  4. Hi Itto,

    What a lovely enterprise you have made.
    I just returned from my first trip to morocco, and can honestly say that I fell in love with the Moroccan/Berber people! I’ve never met such pure souls before.. Poor in modern materiality but such warmth of soul and so rich in their exquisite traditional crafts.

    Anyhow, after some quick research I found that your school is (as yet) the only waldorf education setting.
    I’ve been working in a waldorf kindergarten for 3 years, and have also completed the class teacher training here in London.

    If I can I would love to help you on your mission to see your venture flourish.
    I could email teaching resources ( I have some great teaching manuals on Form Drawing, and geometry drawing, for example, which could easily be sent electronically). Also, I’ll be exhibiting a series of paintings soon at the gallery space at Steiner House in London, and I have been thinking of setting up links to a charity that could benefit from the sale of these paintings ( half the money raised would go to the charitable cause).
    If you’d be interested in setting up a link then please do get in touch.
    I congratulate you on your work. What you’re doing is so wonderful and I’d love to see waldorf education take off all over morocco… It is much needed there.

    Sincerely and with warm regards,

  5. Hello dear friends, I have come across your little school in Morocco. I am very interested and would like to visit in September this year. I am a musician and play the cello and the flute and I am a trained Waldorf music teacher from Switzerland and my girlfriend is a trained Waldorf Kindergarten teacher from China, and we would like to witness your Waldorf school and help as much as we can. Can you let me know if that is a possibility? Details of stay are very flexible with us, please give me a response on email gjk@posteo.de

  6. As-salama alaykum!

    Hello Itto,
    My daughter Amani Rojas-Bouhouch is an American-Moroccan attending a Waldorf School in Lawrence Kansas USA. She would love to have a pen pal from your school. She is in the 5th grade. Please let me know if this can be arranged.

    Chanda Rojas

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