A LEARNING CENTRE IN ZIMBABWE
KUFUNDA began as a dream almost 20 years ago when Maaianne Knuth, founder, returned from Denmark to Zimbabwe.
Her own experience of the wisdom and beauty of the Zimbabwean people, and especially those from rural places, led her to create KUFUNDA as a place of learning, where people could recover their sense of pride, diversity and capacity in working with their own knowledge to create a healthy and vibrant community.
Maaianne is an experienced facilitator and designer of group learning and co-creation processes. She is passionate about supporting people in coming together in more authentic and life-affirming ways. Maaianne’s story bridges Europe and Africa in an arc that travels from Copenhagen, where she studied international business, to Zimbabwe, where she co-founded Kufunda. Her work in hosting creative and generative processes, including conscious dance, mindfulness, and time in nature supports Kufunda in hosting individuals and communities in waking to who they are and what they can be within their communities - moving towards a more just and beautiful world.
HEALING IN COMMUNITY - HEALING WITH THE LAND - HEALING EDUCATION
We care about people creating their own solutions. We care about working with the diversity and wealth that we have, to create what we need. We believe that change begins with conscious and confident people, coming together to explore what matters most to them. Then healthy action can flow.
We care about the land, and wish to practice and share growing our food in such a way that we continue to enrich and improve the soil with the vision to leave the land in a better and better condition year on year – leaving it better off for our children.
We have also learnt that we cannot do this work without including our children, and so for the past three four years have been running our own Waldorf Inspired School alongside our other programmes and work. The children have connected us more deeply with our local community, which has been an unexpected gift.
CREATING HEALTHY VIBRANT COMMUNITY
RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Tree Planting & Wood Saving Stoves
LEARNING TO LIVE THE FUTURE TODAY
As a team we are living our way into our best understanding of what it takes to
create healthy, vibrant community - Ever deepening our insights and practice, and
sharing with communities as we learn.