In response to growing interest among families in China, some of the Waldorf high schools that SMV represents are developing flexible, short-term exchange programs specifically catering to grade 9-11 students who want an international study experience but do not want to permanently relocate to the U.S. Leading the way is Green Meadow Waldorf School in…Read more >
Samirand Ventures is a small company with a big dream: a dream to inspire and empower parents to adopt more creative and effective approaches to parenting so that they in turn can inspire and empower their children to discover their own destiny in life. We aim to turn our dream into reality in several practical ways.
The Art of Parenting
We run our own proprietary Art of Parenting program which helps parents unlock their innate creativity and artistic capabilities and gives them the skills and tools to help their children do the same through effective communication. The Art of Parenting program is designed to motivate people to adopt proven effective and creative parenting techniques because we believe that confident, inspired parents are best placed to raise confident, independent and healthy children. Read More..
We introduce families to Waldorf education, one of the most genuinely holistic pedagogical approaches in use today. Waldorf education was created by the Austrian philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner over one hundred years ago and it is globally recognized as the gold standard in education. Waldorf schools strive to awaken the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual aspects of each child, fostering independent creative and analytical thinking. Read More..
We work with partner organizations to develop and deliver programs and activities through which children and young adults can experience the world in new ways and learn real-life skills that will help them throughout their life’s journey. Our camps and other programs put young people in genuinely multicultural learning environments to help them develop creative and social skills and prepare them to navigate life in a fully globalized and integrated world. Read More..
Whether we are running our proprietary Art of Parenting program, placing international high school students into select private schools in the U.S., or training counselors for World Waldorf Camp programs in China, everything we do is focused on empowering parents and caregivers to inspire children by providing them with the tools and skills they need to:
- Unleash their full creative potential
- Find and fulfill their true destiny in life
- Make a meaningful contribution to humanity
About the Founders
Samirand Ventures was founded in 2015 by Yanhong Wheeler (a.k.a. 小巫 / WeeWitch) one of China’s most influential educationalists, child development experts and author of 11 books covering topics as diverse as parenting, education, child development, storytelling, cooking and travel; and Nick Wheeler, a communications and management specialist with over 25 years’ experience running businesses in China and the U.S. Read More
Our Recent News
First Cohort of Students Graduate from “Xiao Wu’s Art of Parenting” Course After Three Year’s Intensive Study
On July 7, 2018 the first cohort of students to complete “Xiao Wu’s Art of Parenting” online course graduated in an emotional and fun-filled ceremony in Beijing. After three years of intensive online and offline study, many of the 100+ parents who had satisfied all the course criteria were joined by their children and other…Read more >
Participants in a recent series of “Die Kraft der Seelenverbindung” (The Power of Soul Binding) workshops run by Xiao Wu in Shanghai and Shenzhen have been raving about the program and sharing stories of the transformation the course has sparked in their own lives and in their family dynamics. During the workshops, participants not only…Read more >