“The development and realisation of new, innovative forms of learning with life-affirming content long ago became an issue not only of education but also of politics, if not also a question of survival for our blue planet Earth.” (Oskar Eckmann).

We would like to thank you very much for the support,
that we have received so far on this long journey!

Our economic model

Until now, our learning community is mostly financed by parents and by the community of Tamera. Due to the pandemic, these years were financially challenging for the learning community in particular and for the Tamera community in general. Currently, we handle a yearly budget of 146.000€, with 80% in salaries to educators and specialists. All community members working in our learning community are volunteers and their daily life costs are covered by the community. Including this cost into our budget, it would double to 260.000€. Our income is covered with 66% from the community of Tamera, 30% from the parents and 4% from individual donors from our network.

What do we need?

We need your donation! As many independent projects, we finance ourselves through donations from our global network of friends who are passionate about innovative education. We don’t want to raise the parents’ contributions and we want to remain accessible for families with diverse economic backgrounds: we receive monthly donations of an average of 300€/child.

Additionally, we need to renovate the roof cover of one of our yurts before the winter (5.000€), change window and door of another yurt (2.000€) and repair the roof of one learning space house (3.000€).

Become a member of our support circle

Donate a monthly amount (5, 15, 50, 500€ or whatever you want) and become part of our circle of permanent supporters to especially finance the costs of our Portuguese educators.
This is an important part of our stability, ensuring independence and the continuation of our work under good conditions.

Make a one-time donation

To finance study trips within Portugal, networking, learning resources and scholarships for students who cannot contribute.
Additionally we still need 13.000€ for the running of the school year 2022/2023.
Note that for donations over 500€ you get a Tamera online course for free! A receipt is available upon request.

Invest into the future

We need to renovate the roof of one of our yurts, change a door and window on the Kindergarten yurt and a door on our kitchen hall, before the winter (10.000€). Parallel to the management of our learning community, we are preparing the birth of the future Escola da Esperança. This process involves paying lawyers, architects, engineers, educators, etc. At the moment, 220.000€ are needed.

Feel free to share with us any contacts you may have to private or public funding organisations!

With your help we can spread the costs of the Escola da Esperança project over many shoulders. We call the global network of alternative education’s friends to widen this group of supporters.

A sincere thank you.